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St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-
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35 Escuela Drive,
Daly City CA 94015

(650) 755-9515

80.58% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Daly City, California, St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital is one of just three facilities in the area. With an overall score of A-, we scored this facility as the highest graded nursing home in Daly City. An overall score in this range is a good indication of top-notch facility. This is really as good of a facility as you're going to find. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile is its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score is primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 4.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the highest totals we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics are impressive. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in several of the quality measures we assessed. With under 5 percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On the list of its many dominant grades, this facility was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A in that category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. When we assessed this place's nursing hours, we found it provided significantly more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in the nation in this area with 62.1 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of B+. Few facilities performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we scored was long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. Although this proved to be its weakest category score, this is nevertheless not a terrible score. Long-term care grades are typically used to assess a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. After looking at the above average volume of nursing care provided by this nursing home, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which appears to be higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.69 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 4.32% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 96.21% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 8.35% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 14.01% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 9.82 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In St. Francis Heights Convalescent Hospital, 79.69% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Seton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.46 miles away1900 Sullivan Avenue Daly City California 94015Voluntary non-profit - Church(650) 992-4000
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - South San FranciscoAcute Care Hospitals 2.37 miles away1200 El Camino Real South San Francisco California 94080Voluntary non-profit - Private(650) 742-3200
  • California Pacific Medical Center - Mission BernalAcute Care Hospitals 5.9 miles away3555 Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco California 94110Voluntary non-profit - Church(415) 641-6562
  • Ucsf Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.26 miles away505 Parnassus Ave, Box 0296 San Francisco California 94143Voluntary non-profit - Other(415) 353-2733
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hosp & Trauma CtrAcute Care Hospitals 6.78 miles away1001 Potrero Avenue San Francisco California 94110Government - Local(415) 206-8000
  • St Mary's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.99 miles away450 Stanyan St San Francisco California 94117Voluntary non-profit - Private(415) 668-1000
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.63 miles away1501 Trousdale Drive Burlingame California 94010Voluntary non-profit - Private(650) 696-5270
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San FranciscoAcute Care Hospitals 7.71 miles away2425 Geary Blvd San Francisco California 94115Voluntary non-profit - Private(415) 833-2646

Nearby Dialysis

  • Daly City Dialysis Center0.06 miles away1498 Southgate Avenue Daly City California 94015CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (650) 755-4751
  • Westlake Daly City Dialysis Center1.73 miles away2201 Junipero Sierra Boulevard. #A Daly City California 94014CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (650) 755-9480
  • Satellite Dialysis Daly City1.73 miles away2001 Junipero Serra Blvd, Suite 100 Daly City California 94014CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (650) 746-3140
  • Wellbound of Daly City1.9 miles away2001 Junipero Serra Blvd Daly City California 94014Dialysis Stations: 4 (650) 550-3600
  • South San Francisco Home Training2.61 miles away74 Camaritas Ave South San Francisco California 94080Dialysis Stations: 7 (650) 589-8562
  • Westborough Dialysis Center3.13 miles away925 El Camino Real South San Francisco California 94080Dialysis Stations: 5 (650) 624-5433
  • Rai Ocean Avenue3.61 miles away1738 Ocean Avenue San Francisco California 94112CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (415) 406-1090
  • Satellite Healthcare South San Francisco3.65 miles away205 Kenwood Way South San Francisco California 94080CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (650) 616-7788

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