San Francisco Towers is in San Francisco, California. The city offers a variety of nursing home options. Sporting an overall score of A, this facility is one of the better nursing homes in San Francisco. This is impressive given that the city is one of the most promising cities in the nation when it comes to nursing home ratings. Based on our assessment, this place ought to be a wonderful choice for just about anybody. Keep reading to see this facility's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.
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San Francisco Towers
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in California Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in San Francisco, California Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in San Francisco, California Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in San Francisco, California Awards 2021
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Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our short-term care scores are vital for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. We awarded it an A for that category. Inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next area, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to our next category, this facility also performed well in our nursing category. We gave it an A- in this area. This finalized a straight A profile. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also factored a few quality measures into our nursing grades. This nursing home was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
San Francisco Towers Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In San Francisco Towers, 20.51% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In San Francisco Towers, 13.95% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In San Francisco Towers, 11.63% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In San Francisco Towers, 9.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In San Francisco Towers, 0% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In San Francisco Towers, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In San Francisco Towers, 100% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In San Francisco Towers, 2.7% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In San Francisco Towers, 18.95% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In San Francisco Towers, 90.45% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for San Francisco, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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