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Saratoga Retirement Community

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Saratoga Retirement Community's website

14500 Fruitvale Avenue,
Saratoga CA 95070

(408) 741-7200

71.38% estimated occupancy 1

Saratoga Retirement Community is one of only two available nursing homes located in Saratoga, California. It looks like this nursing home is one of the top facilities we assessed. This nursing home was given one of the most impressive scores that we offer. We simply can not say enough great things about this facility. As you will see below, this facility also performed well in our category ratings. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of performing well overall, this facility earned nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was superb in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Not many nursing homes fared better in this area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.95288 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing category includes several components, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a resident more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we rated was short-term care. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a favorable grade of B. Our short-term care grades are crucial for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Saratoga Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 4.33% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 95.72% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 8.37% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 14.05% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 9.85 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Saratoga Retirement Community, 79.63% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Good Samaritan HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.7 miles away2425 Samaritan Drive San Jose California 95124Proprietary(408) 559-2011
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Santa ClaraAcute Care Hospitals 5.51 miles away700 Lawrence Expressway Santa Clara California 95051Voluntary non-profit - Private(408) 236-6400
  • Kaiser Permanente Psychiatric Health Facility-SantPsychiatric 5.63 miles away3840 Homestead Road Santa Clara California 95051Proprietary(408) 851-4850
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.89 miles away751 South Bascom Avenue San Jose California 95128Government - Local(408) 885-5000
  • O'connor HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.34 miles away2105 Forest Avenue San Jose California 95128Voluntary non-profit - Private(408) 947-2500
  • El Camino HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.63 miles away2500 Grant Road Mountain View California 94040Government - Hospital District or Authority(650) 940-7000
  • Regional Medical Center of San JoseAcute Care Hospitals 11.54 miles away225 N Jackson Avenue San Jose California 95116Government - Federal(408) 259-5000
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital-San JoseAcute Care Hospitals 11.67 miles away250 Hospital Parkway San Jose California 95119Voluntary non-profit - Private(408) 972-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Los Gatos Dialysis Center2.86 miles away14251 Winchester Blvd Suite 100 Los Gatos California 95032Dialysis Stations: 16 (408) 370-6756
  • Satellite Dialysis Los Gatos3.17 miles away53 Los Gatos Saratoga Road Los Gatos California 95032Dialysis Stations: 17 (408) 458-4460
  • Fmc Los Gatos3.55 miles away14651 South Bascom Suite 100 Los Gatos California 95032CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (408) 358-3791
  • Satellite Dialysis Stevens Creek4.88 miles away4360-a Stevens Creek Blvd San Jose California 95129CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 42 (408) 517-5777
  • Stevens Creek Dialysis Center4.89 miles away275 Di Salvo Ave San Jose California 95128CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (408) 297-0103
  • San Jose at Home4.89 miles away4400 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 50 San Jose California 95129Dialysis Stations: 4 (408) 985-2011
  • Davita Santa Clara Dialysis Center5.63 miles away777 Lawrence Expressway Santa Clara California 95051Dialysis Stations: 24 (408) 243-1130
  • Satellite Healthcare San Jose5.8 miles away888 South Bascom Avenue San Jose California 95128CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (408) 855-6900