San Francisco Towers is in San Francisco, California. The city offers a variety of nursing home options. This facility received an overall score of A+. Indeed, this is one of the top three nursing homes in the city. At the end of the day, this place ought to be a no brainer for most people. Keep reading to see this facility's category scores, which are equally impressive. You just can't do much better than a straight A profile.
San Francisco Towers
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home received an A+ in our short-term care rating. With our short-term care grade, we endeavor to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 7.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
This exemplary nursing home also dominated in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Nursing ratings are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Another impressive feature for this facility is its inspection score. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-, finishing off its straight A performance. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
San Francisco Towers Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In San Francisco Towers, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In San Francisco Towers, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In San Francisco Towers, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In San Francisco Towers, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In San Francisco Towers, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In San Francisco Towers, 4.33% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In San Francisco Towers, 95.72% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In San Francisco Towers, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In San Francisco Towers, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In San Francisco Towers, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In San Francisco Towers, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In San Francisco Towers, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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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