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The Sequoias Portola Valley

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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The Sequoias Portola Valley's website

501 Portola Road,
Portola Valley CA 94028

(650) 851-1501

60.46% estimated occupancy 1

The Sequoias Portola Valley is located in Portola Valley, California. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a very elite rating. Based on our assessment, this place is a no brainer for most people. Headlining this facility's remarkable profile is its nursing grade, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in California badge

Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in California badge

Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In calculating our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

An additional reason we rated this facility so favorably is that it was awarded an A+ short-term care score. This is just about as good as it gets in this area. In computing these short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning the page to our next area, we awarded this facility a score of A for its long-term care score. This is a very strong score. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Wrapping up its excellent profile, this nursing home also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. We awarded it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Sequoias Portola Valley Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients who have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A+

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term care patients which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 4.64% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 95.44% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In The Sequoias Portola Valley, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Stanford Health CareAcute Care Hospitals 4.63 miles away300 Pasteur Drive Stanford California 94305Voluntary non-profit - Private(650) 723-5708
  • Sequoia HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.6 miles away170 Alameda De Las Pulgas Redwood City California 94062Voluntary non-profit - Private(650) 367-5551
  • El Camino HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.8 miles away2500 Grant Road Mountain View California 94040Government - Hospital District or Authority(650) 940-7000
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Redwood CityAcute Care Hospitals 7.96 miles away1100 Veterans Boulevard Redwood City California 94063Voluntary non-profit - Private(650) 299-2000
  • San Mateo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.68 miles away222 W 39th Ave San Mateo California 94403Government - Local(650) 573-2222
  • Kaiser Permanente Psychiatric Health Facility-SantPsychiatric 12.35 miles away3840 Homestead Road Santa Clara California 95051Proprietary(408) 851-4850
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Santa ClaraAcute Care Hospitals 12.64 miles away700 Lawrence Expressway Santa Clara California 95051Voluntary non-profit - Private(408) 236-6400
  • O'connor HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.91 miles away2105 Forest Avenue San Jose California 95128Voluntary non-profit - Private(408) 947-2500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Lucile Packard Stanford Pediatric Dialysis2.22 miles away725 Welch Road Pediatric Dialysis Rm 1229 Palo Alto California 94304Dialysis Stations: 6 (650) 498-5544
  • Wellbound of Mountain View7.75 miles away247 West El Camino Real Suite 200 Mountain View California 94040Dialysis Stations: 4 (650) 417-6460
  • Satellite Dialysis Mountain View7.75 miles away247 West El Camino Real Suite 100 Mountain View California 94040CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (650) 417-6420
  • Redwood City Dialysis Center7.84 miles away1000 Marshall Street Redwood City California 94063CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (650) 365-0129
  • Satellite Dialysis Menlo Park8.11 miles away1040 Hamilton Court Menlo Park California 94025CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (650) 384-4800
  • Davita El Camino Dialysis8.37 miles away412 West El Camino Real Mountain View California 94043Dialysis Stations: 24 (650) 962-1903
  • Satellite Dialysis Redwood City9.04 miles away1125 Industrial Rd Suite G San Carlos California 94070CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (650) 366-0789
  • Satellite Dialysis Sunnyvale11.28 miles away155 North Wolfe Rd Sunnyvale California 94086CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (408) 617-1887