Providence Little Co of Mary Transitional Care Center
4320 Maricopa Street, Torrance CA 90503 · (310) 303-5900 · 48.86% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Providence Little Co of Mary Transitional Care Center is located in Torrance, California. With an overall score of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a top-shelf nursing home. Indeed, this turned out to be quite a bit better than many of the facilities in Torrance. This facility also received consistently good grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 115 Beds
Non profit - Church related
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. In determining our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This facility excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is an excellent sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it performed as well as just about any facility in the country with 73.6 percent of its patients returning home.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing scores are largely tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This place boasts a really impressive 6.9 hours of nursing care per patient per day, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. It received one of our best grades in that category with an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. This rounded out an elite profile. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Providence Little Co of Mary Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better