The Springs at Pacific Regent is in San Diego, California. This city is among the most densely populated cities in the country with has 1,241,364 people. We awarded this facility an overall score of A-, making it ranked among the five highest graded nursing homes in San Diego. We flat out can not say enough great things about this facility. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
The Springs at Pacific Regent
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine assessment, this facility also was awarded a dominant short-term care score, with a score of A. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. There are a host of criteria within this area. Many of the datapoints are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was this facility's poorest category. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- for long-term care. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinates 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Springs at Pacific Regent Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that experienced falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 95.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 9.83 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Springs at Pacific Regent, 79.79% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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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