With an address in Chico, California, Windsor Chico Care Center is one of four facilities in the city. We awarded this facility an overall score of B-, which is a respectable score. Even though a score in this range is not our highest rating, this turned out to be the highest graded nursing home in the city. You could definitely do worse than this place. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Windsor Chico Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
188 Cohasset Lane,
Chico CA 95926
70.78% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in our short-term care category, with an impressive grade of A- in this area. Our short-term care grades are presumably most meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This proved to be a real strength for this facility. This place outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 65.5 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.
This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing scores are mostly associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. With 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the national average. Finally, this facility also excelled in several quality-based metrics we looked at. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by providing better nursing care and having a policy of moving residents even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the road score in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of B-. In computing our long-term care scores, we analyze the assistance with daily living offered to a nursing home's residents. On top of looking at the impressive level of care provided by aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were impressed by the facility's vaccination record. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.86363 percent of its patients, which is an impressive total. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Although it had 2.34 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than most nursing homes due to it having more complex patients.
Turning to the last category we assessed, this facility received a good score in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Windsor Chico Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 4.32% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 96.21% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 8.35% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 14.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 9.82 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Windsor Chico Care Center, 79.69% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Chico, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of D
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