Wellsprings Post Acute Center is a facility located in Lancaster, California, which has 182,305 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Lancaster, which admittedly is admittedly a little below average nationally. The best part of this place's profile was is its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section.
Wellsprings Post Acute Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
44445 No.15th St. West,
Lancaster CA 93534
49.83% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's nursing grade outpaced its overall grade. We awarded it a B+ for its nursing grade. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This place provided 5 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an impressive figure which typically correlates with quality care. Lastly, this nursing home appears to be above average in several of the major quality measures we assessed in this category. For example, it performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. These datapoints to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's better category grades was in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. It actually fared better than most facilities in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid negative health outcomes for the elderly population. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Although it had 2.09 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was close to the national average since it had more complicated patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest area is its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of C. In our short-term care score, we attempt to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. In fact, we found it was above average in this metric with 51.8 percent of its residents returning home.
In our last category of inspections, this facility received an F here. This grade was very detrimental to this facility's overall grade. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection rating. We suggest you pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with a category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more serious deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies found by CMS had potential to create actual harm to residents. Finally, this facility also received 18 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wellsprings Post Acute Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 4.32% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 96.21% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 8.35% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 14.01% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 9.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wellsprings Post Acute Center, 79.69% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Lancaster, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of C
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