Santa Cruz Post Acute
1115 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz CA 95062 · (831) 475-4055 · 89.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Santa Cruz Post Acute is a facility located in Santa Cruz, California, which has a population of 97,900 people. Featuring an overall rating of B, this facility is a great choice. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Santa Cruz. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 149 Beds
For profit - Limited Liability company
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this nursing home fared even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the nursing home's recent government inspection reports. We awarded it an A- for this area, which is one of our highest scores. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We were not able to locate deficiency data for this facility. We would like to have more data for this facility. Without complete information regarding deficiencies, it was challenging to evaluate the place in terms of this category.
Building on its impressive resume, this place also excelled in the area of nursing. We gave it an B+ for that category. When calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our better scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Our final category is long-term care, in which we gave this nursing home a grade of C in that area. In our long-term care grade, we focus on the sheer volume of care offered by a facility, along with some qualitative measures. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. It does not appear that this facility submitted vaccination data. Lastly, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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