With an address in Barstow, California, Veterans Home of California - Barstow is one of just a few facilities there. With an overall score of A, this is clearly a superb nursing home. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable profile is its nursing grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Veterans Home of California - Barstow
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
100 East Veterans Parkway,
Barstow CA 92311
57.58% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Barstow, California Awards 2019
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. When calculating our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This nursing home has earned near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this area. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes received a better grade in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we rated, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of A- in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility wrapped up a straight A report card. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.2126 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Veterans Home of California - Barstow Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 4.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 95.44% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Veterans Home of California - Barstow, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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