Valley Convalescent Center is a nursing home in El Centro, California, which has 48,030 people. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. We really can not say enough good things about this facility. If you look below, you will see this place's category scores, which are also impressive.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 123 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Individual

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.402985 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. With 1.8 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home was just about middle of the pack in this area.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This facility fared well in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, in terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided with better nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our better scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. It outperformed the majority of facilities in the country in this area with 49.5 percent of its residents returning home. This is a higher rate than most facilities.

Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Lastly, we looked at inspections. This nursing home received a very impressive grade in this area. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B+. Inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Valley Convalescent Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B+
5.67%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall leading to serious injury.

Provider
B+
2.69%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
F
8.81%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A-
8.46%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A+
4.11%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
97.53%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
3.26%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.

Provider
F
2.24%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of residents.

Provider
C
1.8
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
2.24
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.

Provider
F
20.54
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Provider
C
60.33%
State
B+
71.87%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

El Centro Regional Medical Center 0.23 mi
1415 Ross Avenue El Centro California 92243
(760) 339-7100
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District 12.55 mi
207 West Legion Road Brawley California 92227
(760) 351-3333
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc-El Centro Desert Valley Dialysis Center 1.31 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
110 S. Fifth Street El Centro California 92243
(760) 353-0353
Fmc-Imperial County 1.5 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
200 Wake Avenue El Centro California 92243
(760) 353-3323
Fmc-Calexico Desert Dialysis 8.21 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
351 E. Birch St Calexico California 92231
(760) 357-2400
Fmc-Brawley 12.59 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
751 Legion Road, Suite 100 Brawley California 92227
(760) 344-3766