The Springs at the Carlotta is a small nursing home in Palm Desert, California. With an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. We actually ranked it as the number one nursing home in Palm Desert. This nursing home was also given strong grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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The Springs at the Carlotta
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Palm Desert, California Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Palm Desert, California Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors 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 the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility truly excelled in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A-. Very few facilities performed more favorably in this category. Our short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was awarded a favorable long-term care score, with a grade of B in this area. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 84.44444 percent of its patients. This is a bit below what we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last area we scored was nursing, where this facility was awarded a B. This facility turned out to be strong across the board. When computing our nursing scores, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Springs at the Carlotta Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 5.41% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients 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 protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 12.2% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 0% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 0% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 2.38% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 85.97% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 8.33% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 32.74% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 32.74% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 13.6% of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Springs at the Carlotta, 65.19% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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