VETERANS HOME OF CALIFORNIA - BARSTOW

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Veterans Home of California - Barstow. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

VETERANS HOME OF CALIFORNIA - BARSTOW
100 EAST VETERANS PARKWAY
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 252-6200

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

80%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 96
  • Certified Beds: 120

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - State
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Veterans Home of California - Barstow

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours49 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours36 Minutes36 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 35 Minutes1 Hour and 42 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours36 Minutes1 Hour and 25 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 11 Minutes3 Hours and 7 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for California are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityCalifornia Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%86%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%87%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder22%58%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder3%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse2%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious5%9%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection3%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight4%7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased7%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-8%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%83%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%81%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain26%23%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-2%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 05/25/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

1) Set Up a Group That is Legally Responsible for Writing and Setting Up Policies for Leading and Running the Nursing Home; or 2) Hire a Properly Licensed Administrator.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009
1) Set Up a Group That is Legally Responsible for Writing and Setting Up Policies for Leading and Running the Nursing Home; or 2) Hire a Properly Licensed Administrator.
  • Inspection Date: 04/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/26/2010
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 04/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/26/2010
1) Set Up a Group That is Legally Responsible for Writing and Setting Up Policies for Leading and Running the Nursing Home; or 2) Hire a Properly Licensed Administrator.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2011

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2011

Nutrition and Dietary

Hire Enough Skilled Workers to Carry out Dietary Service.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009
Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2011
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2011
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2011

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009
Properly Care for Residents Needing Special Services, Including: Injections, Colostomy, Ureostomy, Ileostomy, Tracheostomy Care, Tracheal Suctioning, Respiratory Care, Foot Care, and Prostheses.
  • Inspection Date: 04/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/26/2010

Resident Assessment

1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 04/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/26/2010
Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2011
Make Sure That Doctors See a Resident's Plan of Care at Every Visit and Make Notes About Progress and Orders in Writing.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/29/2011

Resident Rights

Send and Promptly Deliver Unopened Mail to Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2009
Allow Residents to Easily See the Results of the Nursing Home's Most Recent Survey.
  • Inspection Date: 04/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/26/2010
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 04/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/26/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Veterans Home of California - Barstow had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 06/03/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009
An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2011

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2011

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009
Properly Constructed Piped-In Oxygen Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 05/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health Services of California - Licensing and Certification Program - Retrieved 2011