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Astor Healthcare Center

247 East Bobier Drive
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 945-3033

General Information

Astor Healthcare Center is a for-profit institution owned by Vista Post Acute Center LLC. This facility has 187 beds and is not in a hospital of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

Fines and Citations

As a result of their last health inspection on December 21, 2017, they received 19 citations for failure to:

  • Provide food indicative of a dignified existence of the residents;
  • Update the resident’s assessments at least once every three months;
  • Ensure accuracy of resident’s assessments;
  • Develop and implement a care plan specific to the needs of some residents;
  • Use the prescribed communication method for a nonverbal patient.
  • Provide adequate pressure ulcer treatment and preventative care.
  • Provide appropriate monitoring for a patient designated as a fall risk.
  • Complete urinary catheter care which increased the risk of the formation of infection.
  • Remove access to the Automated Dispensing Cabinet from former employees.
  • Ensure that a licensed pharmacist reviews the drug regimen of each resident monthly.
  • Be certain that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs.
  • Ensure that all drugs are labeled properly.
  • Employ a sufficient amount of skilled food and nutrition services staff.
  • Ensure menus offered enough options to meet the nutritional needs of all residents.
  • Provide food that is palatable and safe. In addition, the food was not served at the appropriate temperature.
  • Appropriately, acquire and store food in accordance with professional standards.
  • Keep all essential equipment working safely.
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 January 10, 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 173.7.
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 28 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 35 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 53 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 1 hour and 49 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 3 minutes.
The California Average is 8 minutes.
The national average is 7 minutes.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 187 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

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
Health Inspection information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s health inspection results. More stars are better.

Three StarsAverage
Staffing information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
RN Staffing information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the amount of time Registered Nurses (RNs) spend with residents as reported by the nursing home. More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
Quality Measures information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on resident assessment data that show how well the nursing home cares for residents’ needs. More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionAstor Healthcare CenterCalifornia
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
10.7%6.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
1.0%0.6%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
75.4%86.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better .
78.4%88.8%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
1.9%1.4%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAstor Healthcare CenterCalifornia
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.6%1.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
4.2%2.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
8.0%2.8%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
6.0%5.4%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
26.6%43.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
0.7%2.0%
Percentage 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.
26.4%14.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
17.0%10.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
4.6%5.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
18.5%16.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
91.5%96.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
93.2%96.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
17.2%11.1%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 12/02/2017
Total number of health deficiencies: 9
Average number of health deficiencies in California: 9.6

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