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9020 Garfield St.
Riverside, CA 92503
(951)688-8200

General Information

Alta Vista Healthcare & Wellness Center is a for-profit institution owned by private individuals and businesses. This facility has 99 certified beds and is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

Fines and Citations

As a result of their last health inspection on September 27, 2018, they received 14 citations for failure to:

  • Leave call lights within the reach of the residents;
  • Provide residents with the information required to create an advanced directive;
  • Notify a physician of significant weight loss of residents;
  • Notify residents that some or all of the therapy being provided was not covered by Medicare;
  • Identify mental illness in some residents;
  • Create a complete care plan within 7 days of admission for some residents;
  • Record observations concerning skin care of residents;
  • Provide the opportunity for enough activity to keep residents physically and mentally stimulated;
  • Identify insufficient fluid intake as the primary reason for resident’s sudden and dramatic weight loss;
  • Ensure that the facility’s insulin kits had enough insulin to manage an emergency situation;
  • Review resident’s medication plan and design a gradual dose reduction plan;
  • Adequately secure all drugs and biological equipment/materials;
  • Consider dietary needs, likes, and dislikes of residents;
  • Follow the dietary orders of the physician;

Fire and Safety Inspections

This facility does have automatic sprinkler systems in all required areas. It’s most recent fire and safety inspection was on November 27, 2018, and no citations were given. The average number of safety citations in California is 1.8 and, in the U.S., it is 2.9.

Staffing

Number of Residents
The average number of residents per day at this facility is 92.4.
The California average is 86.4.
The national average is 86.0.

Number of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day
The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 36 minutes.
The California average is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The national average is 1 hour 33 minutes.

Number of RN Hours Per Resident Per Day
The number of RN hours per resident per day is 38 minutes.
The California average is 37 minutes.
The national average is 40 minutes.

LPN/LVN Hours Per Resident Per Day
The number of LPN/LVN hours per resident per day is 58 minutes.
The California average is 1 hour and 8 minutes.
The national average is 53 minutes.

Nurse Aid Hours Per Resident Per Day
The number of nurse aid hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 24 minutes.
The California average is 2 hours 34 minutes.
The national average is 2 hours 20 minutes.

Physical Therapist Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day
The number of Physical Therapist staff hours per resident per day is 8 minutes.
The California Average is 8 minutes.
The national average is 7 minutes.

1. Vital Statistics

Number of Beds:  99 certified bedsinformation

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts:  Medicare and Medicaidinformation

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2. Key Ratings

Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating information

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing home’s performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

Two Stars Below Average
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

Two Stars Below Average
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Two Stars Below Average
RN Staffing Two Stars Below Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

Four Stars Above Average

3. Key Short Stay Statistics

Description Alta Vista Healthcare & Wellness Centre California Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
7.9% 6.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
86.9% 87.9%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
91.6% 89.3%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
2.3% 1.4%

4. Key Long Stay Statistics

Description Alta Vista Healthcare & Wellness Centre California Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
1.7% 1.8%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
0.7% 1.9%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
0.5% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
18.8% 7.1%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
57.5% 42.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
4.3% 2.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 0.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
13.5% 14.4%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
3.6% 9.6%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
4.5% 4.5%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 0.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
16.5% 16.1%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
96.2% 96.6%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
99.0% 96.9%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
9.4% 11.0%

5. Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection:  09/27/2018
Total number of health deficiencies:  23
Average number of health deficiencies in California:  12.6