Shields Nursing Center is a small nursing home in El Cerrito, California. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the United States. You simply can't do any better than this nursing home. As you can find below, this facility performed just as well in our category scores. We give this place two thumbs up!
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Shields Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility excelled in nursing. We awarded it an A for that area. The nursing score weighs many subcategories. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving patients even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong profile, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in the area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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In addition, this nursing home also received excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best grades in that category, with an A. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. We awarded it an A- for this area. This rounded out a straight A profile. In determining our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is considered to be a solid assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Shields Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Shields Nursing Center, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Shields Nursing Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Shields Nursing Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Shields Nursing Center, 12.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Shields Nursing Center, 8.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Shields Nursing Center, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients showing signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Shields Nursing Center, 98.21% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Shields Nursing Center, 12.16% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Shields Nursing Center, 16.42% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Shields Nursing Center, 16.42% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Shields Nursing Center, 6.14% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Shields Nursing Center, 80.01% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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