Sequoia Transitional Care
350 North Villa Street, Porterville CA 93257 · (559) 784-6644 · 95.95% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Lata
With an address in Porterville, California, Sequoia Transitional Care is one of six facilities in the city. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel overall rating based on the data we looked at. This facility is really as bad as it gets. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 99 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to find that this nursing home earned a somewhat respectable short-term care grade in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of C in that area. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides a substantially greater volume of physical therapist hours than the typical facility. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
We were stunned to find that this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we gave it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best scores. The nursing score assesses several subcategories, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This facility provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was long-term care. It received an F in this category, which is an abysmal score. Facilities that don't score well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information about vaccinations. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.