The Sequoias San Francisco is a small non-profit nursing home located in San Francisco, California. Featuring an overall grade of A, this facility is one of the better nursing homes in San Francisco. This truly is an impressive accomplishment since the city is ranked among the highest rated cities in the country when it comes to nursing home ratings. Despite San Francisco offering 17 nursing homes to select from, this one stood out as a great option. This facility was also given impressive scores in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
The Sequoias San Francisco
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses were with residents, in computing our rating in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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This nursing home also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A-. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed was long-term care, where this facility was given an A-. This completed a first-rate profile. Only a select few facilities received an A- or higher in each of our categories. For residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 85.45455 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Sequoias San Francisco Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that had a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 4.64% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 95.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Sequoias San Francisco, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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 B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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