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Overall Rating 2.1 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Area 51 Slush Fund
    ★★★★★ 3 months ago

    Very poor. No help. Social worker is terrible. Run away as fast as possible. Get your family member out asap! They get paid a lot of money by Medicare but, nobody holds them accountable. If you ever find me there, I'll be the one that jumped out the window to certain death! I hear North Korea is better than this.

  • Tim Colling
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago

    I would not recommend this facility to anyone, not even my worst enemy, and neither would my wife. And we know what we are talking about, because both of us are retired healthcare professionals. ====================================== My wife was sent to this facility after discharge from a hospital. She was immediately admitted to the facility at 2:30 and after making sure that she was relatively comfortable I left to go home to get a few things before coming back that evening to visit her. Thus began a 16-hour nightmare of neglect and harm until she called me at 5 AM the next morning, begging me to come get her out of there. ================================================= At 6:00 PM my wife was served a dinner that was represented as being a "controlled carbohydrate" meal that consisted of two slices of white bread, slathered with mayonnaise and one or two slices of turkey breast meat, potato chips, apple juice, cake with frosting and 2% milk. (For those who don't know, that is *not* a controlled-carbohydrate meal and is dangerously the opposite.) She rejected the meal and was promised a salad instead. When I returned to visit her at 7:30 she still had not been served with the salad nor any other food. I had to go advocate for her with the staff in order to get a salad brought to her, which finally arrived sometime between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Thus, she went from 2:30 PM until 8:00 PM without any proper nutrition. ============================== The facility staff would not allow my wife to use a toilet nor a bedside commode because she had to first be evaluated by someone from their Physical Therapy department. Even though we arrived at 2:30 PM she was told that no one from PT would be available until the next morning, so she would have to use a bedpan. The CNA that they assigned to her (she had just had major orthopedic surgery) was just one week out of school and therefore had very little real world experience with any sort of patient, let alone one who was recovering from orthopedic surgery. The CNA was very sweet and sincerely wanted to be helpful but she didn't place the bedpan correctly, with the result that my wife ended up with a very wet bed. After that the CNA did not change the bed. When I returned at 7:30 PM to visit, my poor wife was still left lying in urine-soaked sheets until I went and advocated for her with the staff to change her bedding. ===================================== I stayed with my wife until 9:30 PM or so and then left to come home. My wife was in pain and they didn't have the right pain meds for her so they gave her some other drugs. She was hurting to much that she couldn't fall asleep for a long time. She finally fell asleep at 11:30 PM. At midnight, thirty minutes after my wife finally was able to fall asleep, a nurse awakened her to administer a TB skin test. When my wife objected, the nurse told her that it was her job (the nurse's) to do this test and that she (the nurse) could do it whenever she wanted to. ========================================= After that my wife never was able to get to sleep again. The rest of the night there was a continual cacophony of constantly-ringing call button alarms from many patients who had to wait long times for a staff member to respond, along with almost continual sounds of sobbing and shouting for help from other patients in other rooms. Finally, at 5:00 AM my wife called me and asked me to come take her home and I did so right away. ========================== This is what this facility calls a "controlled-carbohydrate" dinner.

  • Lisa Ramsey
    ★★★★★ a month ago

    Please do not send your loved one there . My mom was there one night . The whole night she pressed her help button for assistance . No one came . They walked past her door and said " your light is on " . She was calling for help to go to the bathroom. She ended up peeing in a trash can . She could not walk by herself to the toilet. We got her out first thing in the morning. NEVER in my wildest dreams . The stories we hear of the awful places came true . Please do not send your loved one there . My mom is doing great in OUR care . Negative stars .

  • Arthur Gamble
    ★★★★★ 7 months ago

    My mom, Arliss Gamble, was a resident of Lifecare, and she was cared for with great respect, except she needed a haircut ? Eventually I had her transferred to Huntington Beach to be closer to us where she passed away [4] later... But Lifecare Center was such a blessing so she could remain close to her beloved homestead in Vista & San Marcos ~

  • Mike Bultsma
    ★★★★★ 10 months ago

    I drive a taxi and returned one of their Residents late a night ago. The best their staff could do was open the gate to their parking garage. NO ONE came to meet the Resident. I had to take the time to push her in her wheelchair and hunt for the nurse's station. LAZY Staff!!!!!

About Life Care Center Of Vista

General Information

Legal Business NameVista Medical Investors Ltd
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 5, 1987 (31 years)
Capacity176
Residents124
Percent Occupied70%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Life Care Center Of Vista

Life Care Center Of Vista
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 4 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
Overall Rating
Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of California Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
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

October 25, 2016 - 13 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

June 10, 2016 - 18 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionQuickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionReasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionLet residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives.

June 6, 2016 - 18 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.

May 21, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.

March 4, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

February 25, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

February 18, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Life Care Center Of Vista require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 10min
2hr 35min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 10min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
1hr
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 55min
4hr 15min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 45min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

97.2%
96.3%
96.3%
96.3%
94.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
93.9%
95.0%
95.8%
96.8%
95.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
60.8%
52.0%
49.0%
46.7%
44.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
20.0%
18.1%
13.6%
15.7%
19.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
18.9%
15.3%
9.1%
17.1%
15.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
10.5%
8.2%
8.7%
5.5%
12.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
8.8%
12.0%
9.8%
4.9%
10.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
0.9%
4.2%
4.0%
7.3%
4.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
13.3%
5.0%
3.2%
2.2%
5.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
6.1%
10.8%
5.1%
5.3%
5.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
1.0%
4.0%
3.2%
1.1%
3.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
1.0%
2.0%
1.1%
1.1%
1.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
0.9%
3.1%
2.0%
0.8%
2.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

82.6%
84.2%
90.5%
88.6%
83.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
86.7%
87.8%
87.8%
87.8%
81.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
65.8%
73.1%
71.3%
76.5%
61.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
9.6%
8.1%
5.9%
4.2%
10.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
0.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
1.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
1.5%
1.8%
2.3%
1.0%
0.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016CA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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