Westgate Gardens Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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4525 W. Tulare Ave.,
Visalia CA 93277

(559) 733-0901

89.5% estimated occupancy 1

Westgate Gardens Care Center is a large nursing home located in Visalia, California. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable scores. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category scores came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. It actually performed better than most facilities in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the senior population. This facility was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. While it had 1.74 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having some more complex patients.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. There are a number of criteria within this grade. Most of these factors reflect staffing levels. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed admirably in this subcategory.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next area we looked at is short-term care. For this category, we gave this facility a C. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. It outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country with 51.4 percent of its patients returning home. This is a better rate than most nursing homes.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Westgate Gardens Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. 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 limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 4.32% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 96.21% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 8.35% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 14.01% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 9.82 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Westgate Gardens Care Center, 79.69% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Visalia, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Visalia, California has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Kaweah Delta Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.66 miles away400 W Mineral King Ave Visalia California 93291Government - Hospital District or Authority(559) 624-2000
  • Adventist Health TulareAcute Care Hospitals 6.92 miles away869 North Cherry Street Tulare California 93274Voluntary non-profit - Private(559) 688-0821
  • Adventist Health HanfordAcute Care Hospitals 18.19 miles away115 Mall Drive Hanford California 93230Voluntary non-profit - Private(209) 410-7200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Kaweah Delta Dialysis Facility0.18 miles away5040 W. Tulare Avenue Visalia California 93277CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (559) 624-3600
  • Davita-Visalia Dialysis0.65 miles away5429 W. Cypress Avenue, Suite A Visalia California 93277CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (559) 738-9279
  • Davita-Visalia Vineyard Dialysis3.67 miles away1140 South Ben Maddox Way Visalia California 93292Dialysis Stations: 24 (559) 635-1938
  • Davita-Tulare Dialysis7.73 miles away545 E. Tulare Avenue Tulare California 93274CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (559) 688-8991
  • Davita-Exeter Dialysis10.55 miles away1116 W. Visalia Road, Suite 106 Exeter California 93221CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (559) 592-1025
  • Davita-Dinuba Dialysis16.18 miles away510 E North Way Dinuba California 93618CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (559) 595-9462
  • Davita-Hanford Dialysis17.2 miles away402 W. Eighth Street Hanford California 93230CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (559) 582-5462
  • Davita-Sequoia Dialysis17.46 miles away440 N. 11th Street Hanford California 93230CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (559) 587-0105

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