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Finest Nursing Houses In San Francisco: U.S. Information 2020 Checklist

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – As health facilities continue to battle the coronavirus, several nursing homes in San Francisco were recently recognized for their excellent care in the months leading up to the pandemic. This comes from a new ranking by US News & World Report.

The list of Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21 features more than 15,000 nursing homes serving 1.3 million people in the United States.

The purpose of the annual list of the best nursing homes, according to US News, is to help Americans better understand their options when choosing a nursing home for themselves or a family member.

This year’s list rated 13 facilities in San Francisco and a total of 1,193 in California.

To create rankings, US News analyzed public data available through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The researchers examined statistics on care, health inspections and staffing levels for COVID-19 outbreaks, vaccination rates for flu and pneumonia, infection control violations, and more.

The data used in this year’s ranking represented periods between 2017 and 2019. The complaint rate was the only measure that used data from the first three months of 2020.

For more information on the methodology used to create this year’s list of the best nursing homes, click here.

Each facility was then rated on the quality of long-term and short-term care. The ratings range from high performance to below average. Facilities also received an overall rating on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest rating.

Out of more than 13,400 nursing homes rated for long-term care, 1,139 were rated as performing. More than 14,100 facilities received a short-term rating, of which 2,362 apartments received a high-performance rating.

Here’s what happened to nursing homes in San Francisco:

Jewish home care facility

  • Short Stay Rating: High Performance
  • Long term assessment: high performance
  • Overall rating: 5

Lawton Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

  • Short Stay Rating: High Performance
  • Long term assessment: high performance
  • Overall rating: 5

Central gardens

  • Rating for short stays: Average
  • Long stay rating: Average
  • Overall rating: 3

Victorian Post Acute

  • Rating for short stays: Average
  • Long stay rating: Average
  • Overall rating: 3

The Avenues Transitional Care Center

  • Rating for short stays: Average
  • Long stay rating: Average
  • Overall rating: 3

Sequoias San Francisco Convalescence Hospital

  • Short Stay Rating: High Performance
  • Long term assessment: high performance
  • Overall rating: 5

Pacific Heights Transitional Care Center

  • Rating for short stays: Average
  • Long term assessment: high performance
  • Overall rating: 4

City View Post Acute Care

  • Short Stay Rating: High Performance
  • Long term assessment: high performance
  • Overall rating: 5

California Pacific Medical Center – Davies Campus Hospital

  • Short Stay Rating: High Performance
  • Evaluation for long-term stays:
  • Overall rating: 5

San Francisco Health Care

  • Rating for short stays: Average
  • Long stay rating: Average
  • Overall rating: 3

Providence San Francisco

  • Rating for short stays: Average
  • Long stay rating: Average
  • Overall rating: 3

St. Anne’s Home

  • Evaluation for short stays:
  • Long stay rating: Average
  • Overall rating: 3

Hayes Convalescent Hospital

  • Evaluation for short stays:
  • Evaluation for long-term stays:
  • Overall rating: No rating available

This year, California has the highest number of top-ranked nursing homes on the list. A total of 215 nursing homes in California received a high-performing short-term rehabilitation rating and 135 facilities were rated high-performing long-term care.

Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey follow California for the highest number of nursing homes with the highest ranking.

To help Americans evaluate their best long-term and short-term care options, the U.S. News also added a patient safety summary to each facility’s profile this year, including self-reported COVID-19 cases, safety measures taken and other related guidance includes the pandemic.

In addition to this year’s rankings, the U.S. News also released companion studies that focused on the safety of nursing home patients during COVID-19 and what to expect when nursing homes resume their personal visits.

The full list of the best nursing homes this year can be found here.

– Written by Patch Editor Megan VerHelst with additional coverage from Bea Karnes

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