Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is a very-large government-owned facility in Los Angeles, California. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of A, which is a first-rate score. Indeed, this proved to be ranked among the top three nursing homes in Los Angeles. Even in a city featuring 74 other nursing homes, this one really stands out as a first-rate option. As you can see below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles
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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the amount of time nurses are seeing patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients more often.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this facility an A for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. We would like to have more information about this nursing home. Without having all of the information regarding deficiencies, it ended up being a challenge to grade the place in the area of inspections.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, this nursing home was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this category. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed proved to be this facility's worst category. However, even its worst category would be a highlight for many nursing homes. We awarded it a favorable grade of B in our long-term care category. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 97.984886 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 4.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 1.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 2.95% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that have suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 19.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 6.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 0.54% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 95.13% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 13.4% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 9.16% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 0.41 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 9.16% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Scores for Los Angeles, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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