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St. Pauls Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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St. Pauls Health Care Center's website

235 Nutmeg Street,
San Diego CA 92103

(619) 239-8687

63.72% estimated occupancy 1

St. Pauls Health Care Center is located in San Diego, California. The city provides several options. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. We found this nursing home to be better than most of the nursing homes in San Diego, which has a city grade of B. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. Nursing scores are primarily tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. We gave it an A for that area. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's third best category turned out to be its short-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. In determining these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final category we looked at is long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a C. This actually is this nursing home's weakest category. This is still not the end of the world. Long-term care scores are critical for patients in need of non-healthcare services such as personal care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated only 87.82609 percent of its patients. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

St. Pauls Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that had falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In St. Pauls Health Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for San Diego, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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