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.
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Watsonville Nursing Center
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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's overall score was propped up by the fact that it has received favorable health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better scores in that category, with a B+. This is a notably better score than the nursing home's overall grade. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility received its next best category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinates 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. 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.
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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 0.4 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
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 4.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Watsonville Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 6.67% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 2.08% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 0.72% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 2.68% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 14.96% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 2.55% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 100% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 3.72% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 18.67% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 0.02 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 18.67% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 11.27% 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
In Watsonville Nursing Center, 71.04% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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