Sonoma Post Acute
678 2nd Street West, Sonoma CA 95476 · (707) 938-1096 · 92.16% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Sonoma Post Acute is an average-sized nursing home located in Sonoma, California. It looks like this is a fine nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable rating. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Sonoma. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 83 Beds
For profit - Corporation
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this facility an B+. In computing our nursing scores, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning patients more often.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It outpaced most facilities in this area. Our short-term care scores are probably most important for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Our final area is long-term care, in which we awarded this facility a B- in that area. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Finally, this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.