Vi at Palo Alto is a small facility in Palo Alto, California. This is an A+ rated facility, which is our absolute highest rating. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 25 best facilities in California. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its short-term care rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Vi at Palo Alto
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 7.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility received superb marks in the area of long-term care. For this reason, it was given one of our best scores in that area with a score of A+. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. There are several factors within this category. Most of these datapoints are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a resident more frequently.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. This rounded out a straight A report card for this facility. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Vi at Palo Alto Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Vi at Palo Alto, 7.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Vi at Palo Alto, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Vi at Palo Alto, 1.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Vi at Palo Alto, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Vi at Palo Alto, 13.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Vi at Palo Alto, 4.33% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Vi at Palo Alto, 95.72% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Vi at Palo Alto, 8.37% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Vi at Palo Alto, 14.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Some believe that mobility is critical to residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Vi at Palo Alto, 14.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Vi at Palo Alto, 9.85 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Vi at Palo Alto, 79.63% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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