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The Springs at the Carlotta

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  • Independent Living
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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The Springs at the Carlotta's website

41-505 Carlotta Drive,
Palm Desert CA 92211

(760) 346-5420

47.79% estimated occupancy 1

The Springs at the Carlotta is a small nursing home in Palm Desert, California. With an overall score of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the more impressive nursing homes we assessed. Indeed, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as the number one nursing home in Palm Desert. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

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

Awards

Top Nursing Home in California badge

Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Palm Desert, California badge

Best Nursing Home in Palm Desert, California Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in California badge

Top Nursing Home in California Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Palm Desert, California badge

Best Nursing Home in Palm Desert, California Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category, where it earned a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 7.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also was strong in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Very few facilities received a better grade in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.05882 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we looked at was nursing, in which this facility received a grade of B-. While this ended up being its poorest category rating, this is still not a terrible score. There are numerous criteria within this category. Many of these factors are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a low total compared with most other facilities. Finally, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Springs at the Carlotta Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by 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

Grade: D

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 4.64% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 95.44% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In The Springs at the Carlotta, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Eisenhower Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.9 miles away39-000 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage California 92270Proprietary(760) 340-3911
  • John F Kennedy Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.98 miles away47111 Monroe Street Indio California 92201Proprietary(760) 347-6191
  • Desert Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.33 miles away1150 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs California 92262Proprietary(760) 323-6511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita-Bermuda Dunes Dialysis2.7 miles away78030 Wildcat Drive Suite 101 Palm Desert California 92211CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (760) 345-5115
  • Davita Desert Sands Home Training2.7 miles away78030 Wildcat Dr. Ste 102 Palm Desert California 92211Dialysis Stations: 6 (760) 772-5608
  • La Quinta Kidney Center, LLC3.59 miles away43576 Washington Street, Suite 101 La Quinta California 92253Dialysis Stations: 28 (760) 200-1000
  • Kidney Institute at Eisenhower Medical Center3.96 miles awayProbst Building 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 103 Rancho Mirage California 92270CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (760) 837-9696
  • Fmc-Rai-Corporate Way-Palm Desert5.2 miles away41-501 Corporate Way Palm Desert California 92260CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (760) 346-7588
  • Fmc-Rai-Monroe-Indio6.81 miles away46-767 Monroe Street, Suite 101 Indio California 92201CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (760) 347-3986
  • Davita-Cathedral City Dialysis7 miles away30885 Date Palm Drive Cathedral City California 92234CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (760) 202-3491
  • Davita Indio Dialysis7.3 miles away82900 Ave 42 Suite E Indio California 92203Dialysis Stations: 37 (760) 342-6842