Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles is a facility in Los Angeles, California which has a population of 2,378,448 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade in this range generally suggests a few red flags. Unfortunately, this grade isn't too far off the city grade for Los Angeles, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still may be able to find a better option More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is addressed in the next section.
Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
11500 Nimitz Avenue,
Los Angeles CA 90049
65.7% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this nursing home a poor overall grade, we actually awarded it a fairly respectable score in the category of inspections, where it received a B-. This was quite a bit better than its other categories. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. Nursing grades are largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. According to its CMS data, this place provided an average of 6.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Roughly one fourth of this care came from registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these figures are higher than average. Lastly, this nursing home was relatively weak in two of the datapoints we look at, with subpar scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Our final category is long-term care, in which we gave this facility a grade of B- in that category. In determining our long-term care grades, we size up the assistance with daily living received by the facility's residents. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.78052 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable percentage. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization 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 - West Los Angeles Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 4.32% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 96.21% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 8.35% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 14.01% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
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 B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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