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Wisteria Care Center

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Updated May 1, 2019 by Nick Lata

20524 Wisteria Street,
Castro Valley CA 94546

(510) 727-9169

86.4% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Wisteria Care Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

With an address in Castro Valley, California, Wisteria Care Center is one of five facilities in the city. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a high-end score. At the end of the day, this nursing home would be a no brainer for most people. If you look below, you will see this facility's category scores, which are also impressive.

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  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our third category, this nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final area, this nursing home also received an impressive short-term care rating, with a B+. This completed a first-rate profile. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Wisteria Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Wisteria Care Center, 6.25% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients which suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Wisteria Care Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Wisteria Care Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Wisteria Care Center, 26.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Wisteria Care Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Wisteria Care Center, 0% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Wisteria Care Center, 100% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Wisteria Care Center, 2.5% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Wisteria Care Center, 4.56% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: A-plus

In Wisteria Care Center, 0.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Wisteria Care Center, 4.56% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Scores for Castro Valley, CA

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

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Hayward Dialysis Center2.95 miles away21615 Hesperian Boulevard Suite F Hayward California 94541CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (510) 780-9094
  • Satellite Dialysis West San Leandro4.59 miles away2401 Merced St Suite 110 San Leandro California 94577CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (510) 746-3900
  • San Leandro Marina Dialysis Center4.61 miles away2551 Merced St San Leandro California 94577CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (510) 352-1207
  • Satellite Dialysis San Leandro4.69 miles away801 Davis Street San Leandro California 94577CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (510) 352-4011
  • Rai E. 14th5.11 miles away198 East 14th St San Leandro California 94577Dialysis Stations: 21 (510) 430-8311