Watsonville Post Acute Center is located in Watsonville, California, a city with a total of 82,474 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some respectable scores. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Watsonville. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its strong long-term care rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Watsonville Post Acute Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. This is far more impressive than its overall score. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
It should also be noted that this facility's inspection score was strong as well. In fact, we awarded it a B for inspections, which is one of our better grades. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B in that category, which is one of our better scores. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place California in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D for our short-term care category. This was the nursing home's least impressive category grade. Sadly, this grade pulled down the facility's overall profile to some degree. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, we discovered that this nursing home offers less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Watsonville Post Acute Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 3.81% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 2.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 0.35% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 14.03% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 12.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 0.72% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 99.7% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 4.83% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 9.3% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 9.3% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 9.9% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Watsonville Post Acute Center, 79.67% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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