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Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf
6412 Laurel Ave, Lake Isabella, CA 93240
Based on 28 reviews
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Services and Housing OptionsNursing Home, Skilled Nursing
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Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf DescriptionOn November 23, 1964 the Kern Valley Health District was established - setting a foundation for improved health care in the region. The district was established to construct and maintain a 24-bed facility, consisting of 12 acute care beds and 12 long-term ones. The District was a sprawling 400 square miles then, as it is now. The project of constructing and equipping the hospital was determined to be a General Obligation Bond Issue, with an intent to seek State and Federal aid. In March 1965, the green light was given to start creating preliminary plans. Funding the hospital's construction through $490,000 in Hospital Construction Bonds plus additional State and Federal aid (Hill-Burton) of $432,000 as well as taxes collected by the District enabled it to open its doors come May 1968.
Skilled NursingNestled in the breathtaking Kern River Valley, our windows provide awe-inspiring views of Lake Isabella. Upon entry, each new resident is assigned a care manager who will create an exclusive plan of care tailored to their needs.
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ServicesKern Valley Healthcare District DP SNF provides comprehensive care to its patients, with services ranging from emergency care and general surgery to laboratory tests, physical therapy, clinical pharmacy, telehealth and skilled nursing at Mountain View Health Center. Telehealth enables patients to access quality care from home. Clinical pharmacy offers medication management and prescription refills. Physical therapy improves mobility and manages pain while lab services are used for diagnosis/treatment. General surgery is available as needed along with long-term skilled nursing at Mountain View Health Center.
Skilled Nursing Services and AmenitiesKern Valley Healthcare District DP SNF provides skilled nursing services and amenities to its residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. RNLVN CNA are available 24 hours a day to provide assistance with activities of daily living. Physician visits are also available on-site, as well as an on-site Social Services Department to help meet the needs of each resident.
Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 2 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 2 stars on its health inspection, 4 stars on its quality measures rating, and 3 stars on its staffing rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 07/30/92 and is run by a government organization. It is a large-sized nursing community with 74 nursing beds. Currently, there are 42 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically. The community is located inside a hospital.
Alerts from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis community has been cited for abuse by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Either the facility has been cited in inspection reports for abuse that caused a resident harm within the past year or abuse that could have potentially caused residents harm in the past two years. The facility has also had 4 substantiated complaints reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation. The facility has had 10 facility incidents reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.
Overall RatingsKern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf is a nursing home that has an overall rating of 2-stars, which is the second lowest possible rating, placing it in the bottom 40% of facilities in terms of overall rating. This overall score is lower than the state average. In terms of health inspections, the nursing home also maintains a 2-star rating, again the second lowest possible and also in the bottom 40% bracket of facilities in this category making it lower than the state average. However, the facility redeems itself with a 4-star quality rating, denoting the second highest achievable score. This places Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf in the top half of facilities in terms of quality rating. However, it's worth noting that despite being high, their quality rating is still slightly lower than the state average.
Staff RatingsKern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf is a nursing home that performs substantially well in some areas of care but falls short in others. In terms of nursing aid staffing, it falls in the top 40% of facilities with 2.41 hours per resident per day, though this is slightly below the state average of 2.51 hours. It excels particularly in LPN staffing, where it is in the top 30% of facilities at 1.03 hours per resident per day, a figure that is however still beneath the state's average of 1.21 hours. Unfortunately, the home ranks low for RN staffing and licensed staffing, falling in the bottom 20% and 40% of facilities respectively, with 0.31 hours and 1.34 hours per resident per day, both of which are below the respective state averages of 0.57 and 1.78. Most notably, Kern Valley Healthcare is in the bottom 10% of facilities for physical therapist staffing, remarkably providing 0.0 hours per resident per day, significantly less than the state average of 0.09 hours.
Covid DataThe Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf nursing home prides itself on maintaining excellent health standards, particularly when it comes to keeping its residents vaccinated. The facility is recognized as being within the top 40% of nursing homes in terms of residents being up to date with the latest vaccinations, making it a benchmark for health and safety. Currently, the rate of residents that are fully vaccinated stands at 77.5%, which impressively surpasses the state average of 68.7%. This shows the commitment and effort of the staff at Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf, who prioritize the health and wellbeing of their residents.
Quality MeasuresThe Kern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf nursing home not only boasts a notable 4-star quality measure rating, but also impressively ranks in the top half of facilities when it comes to the percentage of residents with ulcers, scoring 7.14%, a figure below the state's percentage of 7.75%. Furthermore, this nursing home enters the upper echelon of facilities pertaining to the application of pneumococcal vaccines, residing within the top 20% with a 100.0% vaccine administration rate, surpassing the state's percentage of 97.93%. In addition, when considering the administration of antianxiety or hypnotic medication, this facility finds itself in the top 40% of facilities with 15.82% of their residents receiving the said medication, outshining the state's percentage, which stands at 13.75%.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresKern Valley Healthcare District Dp Snf, a nursing home, boasts an impressive performance in hospitalization rates, falling within the top 30% of facilities. It records 1.18 hospitalizations per 1000 days, significantly lower compared to the state's average of 1.89, thereby suggesting efficient healthcare delivery within the facility. However, the facility struggles with its rate of outpatient emergency department visits, ranking in the bottom 20% of facilities. With an average of 1.64 visits per 1000 days, this surpasses the state's mean of 0.92 in this category, highlighting an area in need of improvement.
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I see dr Greg Davis I like him real well But every single time I call the office I never ever ever get a call back from the office girls (Nicole) she is worthless to any patient. I will never go back to see Greg Davis again I will go to another doctor. Beware of this medical office
If I could give no stars that would be my selection. I have tried calling over and over at least 20x and have not reached anyone! There is only one number to call which is linked to all their extensions, calls are not answered so you cannot even enter an extension. This is not an isolated instance, everytime I call I cannot get through. This is a serious issue that needs to be resolved. The only hospital around and no one answers the ding dang phone! I am furious!!!!
My assigned doctor, Dr. Newell, did not wear a mask even though I came in with symptoms of difficulty breathing during covid-19. He suggested that my hyperventilation was due to anxiety. I had to ask for a covid-19 test and he never provided one. In addition, because of overcrowding in the emergency room, I was seated in the lobby with other people, potentially exposing them to COVID. This is unconscionable. When the CDC advocates wearing masks in public, it is irresponsible for any medical professional in the workplace not to have one on.
I had the unfortunate need to visit their emergency room twice which both times resulted in multiple night stays in the hospital. The staff made it easy and comfortable. They are the best nurses I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Genuine and professional, knowledgeable beyond the norm. The facility could use updating but the staff is top notch. This community is very fortunate to have this facility available!
If a person, loved one, or family member is stuck with the need for skilled nursing or medical care in general... This is a top choice where I would want to be stuck. I visit an elderly friend here on a regular basis. Not one single time have I caught the odor of one who may have soiled themselves, not once. I've never ate there but their food always smells great. The staff goes beyond great and personable. Unlike other facilities these people (staff) aren't gathered in groups talking about their personal lives or complaining amungst them selves about clients or otherwise. Prior to my friends move to skilled nursing the hospital wing was also above average in every way. I commend management for their part of running a well ran right ship. And praise with much thanks for their (staff) commitment to doing a job that exceeds "well it's done". Employees are (appears) to be happy & nice. EXCLUDING THE TWO WOMEN WHO MADE IT A POINT TO TALK ABOUT ME LOUD ENOUGH WHILE IN PASSING SO I WOULD BE SURE TO HEAR, "dressed like that, he should have stayed at the lake"!!! It was a hot summer day and I had also been mountain bike riding. Other than the two soured late 20's aged women it's a really great place, true story!
They caught something all the other doctors had missed, for months. Not good news but they have been professional, kind and communicative. They are in constantly checking and adjusting things and I think they saved my dad's life. The Dr. Martins and the nurse Daniel stood out but the whole staff was on top of their game. I am so thankful for them.
Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.
|Severity of Deficiency||Isolated||Pattern||Widespread|
|Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety||J||K||L|
|Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy||G||H||I|
|No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy||D||E||F|
|No actual harm with potential for minimal harm||A||B||C|
Fire Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP).|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Provide emergency officials' contact information.|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish staff and initial training requirements.|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||D||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Have posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||C||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.|
|2023-05-31||2023-06-20||D||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.|
|2020-08-05||2020-09-01||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Provide family notifications of emergency plan.|
|2020-08-05||2020-09-01||D||Egress Deficiencies||Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.|
|2020-08-05||2020-09-01||D||Egress Deficiencies||Provide rooms that can be unlocked from inside without a key.|
|2020-08-05||2020-09-01||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2020-08-05||2020-09-01||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.|
|2020-08-05||2020-09-01||D||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP).|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Address patient/client population and determine types of services needed.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish procedures for tracking staff and patients during an emergency.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish policies and procedures including evacuation.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish policies and procedures for sheltering.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish policies and procedures for medical documentation.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish policies and procedures for volunteers.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish roles under a Waiver declared by secretary.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Construction Deficiencies||Use approved construction type or materials.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Egress Deficiencies||Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2019-05-30||2019-07-03||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.|
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