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River Valley Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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River Valley Care Center's website

9000 Larkin Road,
Live Oak CA 95953

(530) 695-8020

83.23% estimated occupancy 1

Note: River Valley Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

With an address in Live Oak, California, River Valley Care Center is the sole facility we identified in the area. This facility was awarded an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end grade. Based on our ratings, this facility may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we gave this place a poor overall score, we awarded it a fairly respectable score in the area of inspections, where we gave it a B-. This was quite a bit better than its other category grades. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this facility a middle of the pack grade in the category of short-term care, where it received a B-. Our short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next best area we gave this facility in any category came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. In the category of long-term care, we focus on the amount of care offered by a facility, as opposed to more sophisticated services. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.65753 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Moving on to the last area, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C in nursing, which we consider to be a decent grade. We looked at the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this area. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a resident at least once a day.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

River Valley Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In River Valley Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In River Valley Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In River Valley Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In River Valley Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In River Valley Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In River Valley Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In River Valley Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In River Valley Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In River Valley Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In River Valley Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In River Valley Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In River Valley Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures 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 assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In River Valley Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Orchard HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 7.48 miles away240 Spruce Street Gridley California 95948Voluntary non-profit - Private(530) 846-5671
  • Adventist Health and RideoutAcute Care Hospitals 9.34 miles away726 4th St Marysville California 95901Government - Federal(530) 749-4300
  • Oroville HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.87 miles away2767 Olive Highway Oroville California 95966Voluntary non-profit - Private(530) 533-8500
  • Colusa Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.41 miles away199 E Webster Street Colusa California 95932Proprietary(530) 619-0800

Nearby Dialysis

  • Yuba Sutter Dialysis7.17 miles away2115 East Onstott Road Yuba City California 95991CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (530) 673-6656
  • Yuba City Dialysis Center7.96 miles away1525 Plumas Court Suite A Yuba City California 95991CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (530) 671-3652
  • Marysville Dialysis Center8.86 miles away1015 8th Street Marysville California 95901CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (530) 741-9801
  • Oroville Dialysis Clinic17.76 miles away3012 Olive Highway Oroville California 95966CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (530) 532-6800