Sonoma Valley Hospital Dp/Snf
347 Andrieux St, Sonoma CA 95476 · (707) 935-5122 · 88.51% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Sonoma Valley Hospital Dp/Snf is in Sonoma, California, a city with a population of 35,394 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. In addition, this facility is based in a hospital, which often means the facility offers more extensive healthcare services. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 27 Beds
Government - Hospital district
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home is above the national average both in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. These are generally good indicators of quality short-term care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in this area with 81.6 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. There are many subcategories included in this category. Most of the subcategories are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This place provided 6.1 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by both of these figures. On top of providing high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in California in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home performed well in our long-term care category also. We awarded them an elite grade of A+ in this category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Finally, we also gave this facility a B- for our inspections rating. This nursing home didn't have any major weaknesses. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sonoma Valley Hospital Dp/Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better