The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center is in Murrieta, California, a city with a population of 115,971 people. This facility was given an overall rating of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Murrieta. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is short-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
25924 Jackson Ave,
Murrieta CA 92563
84.41% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a decent short-term care score this year. We gave it a B- in that category, which was the closest thing to a bright spot we could find for this place. In the category of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides a substantially greater volume of physical therapist hours to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. There are a host of datapoints within this area. Many of the datapoints are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an impressive 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. This nursing home performed admirably in this metric. Avoiding major falls is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility just a D for our long-term care grade. This is not a score to write home about. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.7 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
In our last category of inspections, this facility received a terrible score. With nursing homes that received this bad of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility was assessed one deficiency on its inspection report. Fortunately, it was not in a category that suggests that it caused a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility also received 36 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.32% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 96.21% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.35% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.82 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 79.69% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.