Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility is one of just two available facilities located in Vista, California. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. We flat out can't say enough good things about this nursing home. Scroll down to find this place's category grades, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is it received an impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections ended up being its best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong assessment, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care score, with a score of A-. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is frequently a reliable assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The fourth category we scored was long-term care, where this facility received a grade of A-. This completed a very favorable report card. Only a select few nursing homes earned an A- or better in in each area we assessed. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. 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.
Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 5.83% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 95.65% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Vista Knoll Specialized Care Facility, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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