Valley Healthcare Center is located in the densely populated metropolitan area of Fresno, California with a population of 570,271 people. With an overall score of B-, this appears to be a respectable facility. Even in a city of 20 nursing homes, this nursing home looks like a respectable selection. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its stellar nursing rating, which we will address in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 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: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

The main reason this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a grade of A. In calculating our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B-Mar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility also was given a favorable long-term care score. As a matter of fact, we awarded them a B in that area, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.6 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

We also gave this nursing home a favorable score in short-term care. This facility earned a B in this category, which turns out to be one of our better grades. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. It does not look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 36.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

In our last category, inspections proved to be this facility's weakest link. It received a C in this category. Inspection scores relate to a facility's government inspection reports. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Overall, we found plenty of favorable points on this nursing home's inspection reports.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
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 Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A+
2.04%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A
1.03%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
A+
4.17%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
8.59%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
B+
0.74%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
A
100%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A+
5.79%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
D
8.89%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Provider
A+
0.61
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 times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
8.89
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
13.84
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
B
70.43%
State
B+
71.87%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Community Regional Medical Center 2.67 mi
2823 Fresno Street Fresno California 93721
(559) 459-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Saint Agnes Medical Center 6.77 mi
1303 E Herndon Ave Fresno California 93710
(559) 450-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
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Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Fresno 7.47 mi
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(559) 448-4500
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Clovis Community Medical Center 7.61 mi
2755 Herndon Ave Clovis California 93611
(559) 324-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Valley Children's Hospital 10.52 mi
9300 Valley Childrens Place Madera California 93636
(559) 353-5116
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc Fresno Airport East 1.78 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
1899 North Helm Ave Suite 101 Fresno California 93727
(559) 452-1480
Ash Tree Dialysis 2.17 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
2666 North Grove Industrial Drive Suite 106 Fresno California 93727
(559) 251-1919
Community Dialysis Center 2.64 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 41
215 North Fresno Street Suite 150 Fresno California 93701
(559) 459-3901
San Joaquin Valley Dialysis 3.5 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 22
3636 North First #144 Fresno California 93726
(559) 221-6311
Fmc North Fresno Dialysis 6.35 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
6737 N. Willow Bldg C Fresno California 93710
(559) 324-1070
Davita Herndon Dialysis Center 7.04 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 48
560 E Herndon Ave, Ste 101 Fresno California 93720
(559) 432-5278
Community Dialysis Center - Clovis 7.75 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
501 North Medical Center Dr East, Suite 1100 Clovis California 93611
(559) 324-4030
Fmc Clovis 8.01 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
2585 Alluvial Ave Clovis California 93611
(559) 324-8023