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The Ellison John Transitional Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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The Ellison John Transitional Care Center's website

43830 10th Street West,
Lancaster CA 93534

(661) 494-8600

78.47% estimated occupancy 1

The Ellison John Transitional Care Center is a large nursing home located in Lancaster, California. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel overall score based on the data we looked at. This facility is just about as bad as it gets. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Although we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable short-term care score this year. We gave it a grade of C in that area, which was the closest thing to a bright spot we can find for this place. Short-term care ratings are critical for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility really excelled in the category of nursing, where it earned an C. Few places performed better in this category. In determining our nursing scores, we factor in both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility didn't receive glowing inspections in recent years. We gave it a grade of just D for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. Generally, you should be most cautious when considering a facility that has severe deficiencies on a recent inspection report. This nursing home was assessed 9 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility also received 56 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we looked at was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this area, which is a poor grade. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Ellison John Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 4.64% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 95.44% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In The Ellison John Transitional Care Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Lancaster, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of D
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of C

Looking for more options? Lancaster, California has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Antelope Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.95 miles away1600 W Ave J Lancaster California 93534Government - Hospital District or Authority(661) 949-5000
  • Palmdale Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.46 miles away38600 Medical Center Drive Palmdale California 93552Proprietary(661) 382-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Antelope Valley Kidney Institute0.5 miles away43932 15th Street, Suite 103 Lancaster California 93534CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (661) 945-7755
  • Davita-Antelope Valley Dialysis1.21 miles away1759 W. Avenue J, Suite 102 Lancaster California 93534CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (661) 942-6400
  • Fmc-Antelope Valley1.98 miles away44950 Valley Central Way, Suite 108 Lancaster California 93536CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (661) 729-5680
  • High Desert Hemodialysis6.31 miles away1007 W. Avenue M-14, Suite B Palmdale California 93551Dialysis Stations: 10 (661) 265-7810
  • Davita Palms Valley Dialysis6.53 miles away38454 5th Street West Palmdale California 93551Dialysis Stations: 34 (661) 267-9910
  • Davita-Palmdale Regional Dialysis7.43 miles away1643 E. Palmdale Blvd. Palmdale California 93550CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (661) 540-0925
  • East Palmdale Dialysis Center7.93 miles away2710 E. Palmdale Blvd. Palmdale California 93550Dialysis Stations: 20 (661) 456-1500