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Valley Healthcare Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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4840 e.tulare Avenue,
Fresno CA 93727

90.3% estimated occupancy 1

Valley Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Fresno, California. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. This grade isn't too far off the city grade for Fresno, which is a B-. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2023)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

We gave this nursing home one of our better scores in our long-term care rating, where it earned a B. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

This facility also earned a decent inspection grade. This turned out to be its second best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. When calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final area we looked at was short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this also affected quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Valley Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Valley Healthcare Center, 4.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Valley Healthcare Center, 1.24% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Valley Healthcare Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who sustained urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 15.32% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Valley Healthcare Center, 10.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Valley Healthcare Center, 42.41% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 98.5% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 4.59% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Valley Healthcare Center, 9.69% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: C

In Valley Healthcare Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 9.69% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 9.64% of Patients

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. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 73.4% of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Fresno, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Fresno Airport East1.78 miles away1899 North Helm Ave Suite 101 Fresno California 93727Dialysis Stations: 24 (559) 452-1480
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  • Community Dialysis Center2.64 miles away215 North Fresno Street Suite 150 Fresno California 93701CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (559) 459-3901
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  • Fmc North Fresno Dialysis6.35 miles away6737 N. Willow Bldg C Fresno California 93710CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (559) 324-1070
  • Davita Herndon Dialysis Center7.04 miles away560 E Herndon Ave, Ste 101 Fresno California 93720CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (559) 432-5278
  • Community Dialysis Center - Clovis7.75 miles away501 North Medical Center Dr East, Suite 1100 Clovis California 93611Dialysis Stations: 12 (559) 324-4030
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