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Valley Healthcare Center

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  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Valley Healthcare Center's website

4840 e.tulare Avenue,
Fresno CA 93727

(559) 251-7161

88.18% estimated occupancy 1

Valley Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Fresno, California. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. The nursing homes in Fresno received quality grades across the board with a city grade of a B. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes did better in this category. In computing our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training 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 place 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 typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a respectable score in the area of short-term care, with a grade of B-. Our short-term care scores are likely more critical for individuals requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third category we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B- in this area. In the area of long-term care, we assess the amount of care provided by a facility, rather than more healthcare-oriented services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Turning to inspections, it appears this facility has received quality inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Valley Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which sustained a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Valley Healthcare Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Valley Healthcare Center, 4.64% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Valley Healthcare Center, 95.44% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 7.92% Percentage 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: F

In Valley Healthcare Center, 12.45% Percentage 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: A-minus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 1.61 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-plus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 12.45 Percentage 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, 9.83 Percentage 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: A-minus

In Valley Healthcare Center, 79.79% Percentage 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
  • 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

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