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Watsonville Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Watsonville Nursing Center's website

535 Auto Center Drive,
Watsonville CA 95076

(831) 724-0875

93.9% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Watsonville, California, Watsonville Nursing Center is one of just a few nursing homes in this city. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable marks. You can definitely do worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

The main reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its impeccable health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better grades in that category, with an A-. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this nursing home's more favorable category grades was in the area of long-term care. This wound up being its second most respectable category. In that category, we awarded this facility a B-. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving patients more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's weakest category is short-term care, which is the final area we scored. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Considering its grade in this category, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the figures we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Watsonville Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 4.64% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 95.44% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Watsonville Nursing Center, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Watsonville Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.59 miles away75 Nielson Street Watsonville California 95076Proprietary(831) 724-4741
  • Dominican HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.93 miles away1555 Soquel Drive Santa Cruz California 95065Proprietary(831) 462-7700
  • St Louise Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.22 miles away9400 No Name Uno Gilroy California 95020Voluntary non-profit - Church(408) 848-2000
  • Natividad Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.41 miles away1441 Constitution Boulevard Salinas California 93906Government - Hospital District or Authority(831) 755-4195
  • Salinas Valley Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.35 miles away450 East Romie Lane Salinas California 93901Voluntary non-profit - Other(831) 757-4333

Nearby Dialysis

  • Satellite Dialysis0.86 miles away40 Penny Lane Suite 1 Watsonville California 95076CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (831) 728-8855
  • Satellite Dialysis Santa Cruz11.66 miles away3801 Clares Street Capitola California 95010CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (831) 600-4600
  • Satellite Dialysis13.12 miles away8095 Camino Arroyo #100 Gilroy California 95020CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (408) 848-5410
  • Satellite Dialysis Morgan Hill15.51 miles away16060 Caputo Drive, Suite 140 Morgan Hill California 95037CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (408) 337-4100
  • Laurel Meadows Dialysis Center17.1 miles away3 Rossi Circle, Ste A Salinas California 93907CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (831) 424-5726
  • Laurel Meadows Home Training17.1 miles away3 Rossi Circle, Ste B Salinas California 93907Dialysis Stations: 5 (831) 757-4360
  • Davita Marina Dialysis17.55 miles away930 2nd Avenue Marina California 93933Dialysis Stations: 24 (831) 384-7849
  • Salinas Dialysis Center19.86 miles away955 Blanco Circle, Ste. #C Salinas California 93901CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (831) 758-6222