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San Diego Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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San Diego Healthcare Center's website

2828 Meadowlark Drive,
San Diego CA 92123

(858) 277-6460

84.52% estimated occupancy 1

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

San Diego Healthcare Center is in San Diego, California. The city provides a multitude of options. With a abysmal overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. As far as we can see, you would be better off to avoid of this facility. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Even though we gave this facility a terrible overall score, we awarded it a B- for our nursing rating. In calculating a facility's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. While this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this area. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility also didn't rate poorly in the category of long-term care. In fact, we gave it a B- in that category, which is among its better grades. Long-term care grades focus on a nursing home's personal care rather than the highly skilled therapy or healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Remarkably, we gave this facility a C for its short-term care rating, which really isn't too bad of a score. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

In the last category of inspections, this nursing home really did not fare well. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection category. When a facility has this bad of an inspection grade, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This facility had 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they created a threat to resident 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

San Diego Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-plus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 4.64% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 95.44% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In San Diego Healthcare Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for San Diego, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? San Diego, California has 18 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Sharp Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.42 miles away7901 Frost St San Diego California 92123Voluntary non-profit - Private(858) 939-3400
  • Uc San Diego Health Hillcrest - Hillcrest Med CtrAcute Care Hospitals 2.86 miles away200 West Arbor Drive San Diego California 92103Voluntary non-profit - Other(619) 543-6222
  • Scripps Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.98 miles away4077 5th Ave San Diego California 92103Voluntary non-profit - Private(619) 294-8111
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - ZionAcute Care Hospitals 3.4 miles away4647 Zion Ave San Diego California 92120Voluntary non-profit - Private(619) 528-5000
  • Nmc San DiegoAcute Care - Department of Defense 4.72 miles away34800 Bob Wilson Drive San Diego California 92134Department of Defense(619) 532-6400
  • Alvarado Hospital Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.83 miles away6655 Alvarado Road San Diego California 92120Proprietary(619) 229-3172
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital and Hlthcr CtrAcute Care Hospitals 6.92 miles away250 Prospect Place Coronado California 92118Proprietary(619) 435-6251
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La JollaAcute Care Hospitals 7.54 miles away9888 Genesee Avenue La Jolla California 92037Physician(858) 626-4123

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc-Balboa Kearny Mesa Dialysis Center1.29 miles away7927 Ostrow Street, Suite A San Diego California 92111CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (858) 571-0232
  • Childrens Hospital of San Diego1.67 miles away3020 Childrens Way, Mc 5115 San Diego California 92123Dialysis Stations: 5 (858) 966-8882
  • Fmc-Hillcrest Dialysis3.12 miles away3960 Third Avenue San Diego California 92103CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (619) 299-3900
  • Fmc-Rai-Mission Gorge San Diego3.7 miles away7007 Mission Gorge Road, 1st Floor San Diego California 92120CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (619) 229-1070
  • Ucsd Dialysis Center5.42 miles awayUcsd Dialysis Center - 200 W. Arbor Drive Dialysis Program, Mail Code 8781 San Diego California 92103CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (619) 543-5646
  • Fmc-Dialysis Services of College5.74 miles away5961 University Avenue Suite 317 San Diego California 92115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (619) 286-0821
  • Davita-San Diego South Dialysis6 miles away995 Gateway Center Way, Suite 101 San Diego California 92102CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (619) 262-1960
  • Fmc-Gateway Dialysis Center-East6.07 miles away720 Gateway Center Drive, Suite B San Diego California 92102CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (619) 264-4100