Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center

Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center

Overview

Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center is located in Whittier, CA, part of Los Angeles County.

According to United States census data, the city has a population of 85,311. 15.1% of residents are 65 years or older, 1.4% less than the U.S. population.

Three neighboring cities, towns, and the like are West Whittier-Los Nietos, South Whittier, and Santa Fe Springs.

Our network provides data for 34 senior living communities in Whittier, CA with this community.

About the Community

A for-profit corporation, Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center accepts Medicare and Medicaid. The facility contains 36 beds with an average occupancy rate of 81.1%.

Resident council is available. Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center is not a continuing care retirement community.

The most recent standard fire safety inspection saw automatic sprinklers in all required areas.

Quality Measures and Vaccination Rates

Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center reports the below data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Retirement Being team compares each datum to the nation’s and California’s averages.

Long-Stay Quality Measures

Anti-Anxiety Medication

A

9.8% of residents received anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication, 9.7% less than the nation and 4.1% less than the state.

Bowels or Bladder Control

A

0% of low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder, 47% less than the nation and 32.5% less than the state.

Depressive Symptoms

A

0% of residents have depressive symptoms, 7.5% less than the nation and 4.6% less than the state.

Falls with a Major Injury

A

0% of residents have one or more falls with a major injury, 3.4% less than the nation and 1.7% less than the state.

Increased Need for Help

A

4.5% of residents’ need for help with daily activities increased, 10.1% less than the nation and 3.4% less than the state.

Influenza Vaccine

A

100% of residents were given the influenza vaccine, 4.6% more than the nation and 1.5% more than the state.

Physical Restraints

A

0% of residents were physically restrained, 0.2% less than the nation and 0.2% less than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

A

100% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 7.3% more than the nation and 2% more than the state.

Pressure Ulcers

B

4.7% of high-risk residents have pressure ulcers, 3.4% less than the nation and 2.7% less than the state.

UTI

A

0% of residents have a urinary tract infection, 2.4% less than the nation and 1.2% less than the state.

Urinary Catheter

A

0% of residents have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder, 1.6% less than the nation and 1.5% less than the state.

Weight Loss

B

3.7% of residents lose too much weight, 2.3% less than the nation and 1.4% less than the state.

Worsening Movability

A

2.4% of residents’ ability to move independently worsened, 15.6% less than the nation and 10.1% less than the state.

Short-Stay Quality Measures

Improvements in Function

A

95.1% of residents saw improvements in function, 20.8% more than the nation and 15.3% more than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

A

100% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 20.5% more than the nation and 6.8% more than the state.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

A

100% of residents were given the seasonal influenza vaccine, 23.3% more than the nation and 8.1% more than the state.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Resident Primary Series

A

100% of residents were given the primary vaccination series, 12.7% more than the nation and 10.6% more than the state.

Resident Boosters

F

0% of residents were up-to-date on their vaccines, 57.3% less than the nation and 59.9% less than the state.

Staff Primary Series

A

100% of staff completed the primary vaccination series, 13.1% more than the nation and 4.9% more than the state.

Staff Boosters

A

100% of staff were up-to-date on their vaccines, 57.1% more than the nation and 23% more than the state.

Staffing Hours and Turnover Rates

Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center provides staffing information to the CMS, which the federal agency uses to calculate the below staffing data. Our team then sets each data point against the nation’s and California’s averages.

Staffing Hours

Nurse Aide

A

Nurse aide hours total 3 hours and 4 minutes per resident daily, 52 minutes longer than the nation and 33 minutes longer than the state.

Licensed Partial Nurse

B

Licensed partial nurse hours total 1 hour and 4 minutes per resident daily, 11 minutes longer than the nation and 8 minutes shorter than the state.

Registered Nurse

D

Registered nurse hours total 29 minutes per resident daily, 11 minutes shorter than the nation and 7 minutes shorter than the state.

On the weekend, registered nurse hours total 29 minutes per resident daily, 2 minutes longer than the nation and 2 minutes longer than the state.

Physical Therapist

C

Physical therapist hours total 3 minutes per resident daily, the same as the nation and 1 minute shorter than the state.

Staffing Turnover Rates

Total Nursing Staff

D

The total nursing staff turnover rate is 60.5%, 7.2% higher than the nation and 14% higher than the state.

Local Businesses and Organizations

Healthcare

For Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center residents that require a hospital visit, PIH Health Hospital-Whittier is the closest, 0.99 miles away. Whittier Hospital Medical Center is the next nearest, 2.09 miles away.

The closest pharmacies are Chemique Pharmaceuticals, 0.42 miles away, and The Bee Hive, 0.42 miles away. Walgreens and Rite Aid are two more in the area.

Should there be a need for dental care, Roy Chang DDS and Nessim Dr Magad Z DDS are 0.02 miles and 0.1 miles away. As for vision care, Fabrizio Optometry is 0.25 miles from the community.

Leisure Activities

If some fresh air or exercise is desired, Lee Owens Park is 0.27 miles away, and William Penn Park is 0.59 miles away. Whittier Village Cinemas is 0.65 miles away for an activity with little physical movement. Bookworms can find solace in Whittier Public Library – Central, 0.36 miles from Whittier Nursing and Wellness Center.

Nearby places of worship include Crosspoint Christian Church and Whittier Church of Christ. The former is 0.29 miles, and the latter is 0.29 miles from the community.

When the time comes for a haircut or trim, Tocayo’s Barber Shop is 0.34 miles away.

Sustenance

Seniors looking to dine out or order takeout have several choices, including The Green Leaf and Claudia’s Place, 0.28 miles and 0.31 miles away. 22 Below and Jack’s Whittier Restaurant are a couple of other establishments in the area.

To do some grocery shopping, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is 0.38 miles away, and Swiftmart is 0.38 miles away. California Market and Country Fresh Market are two more nearby options.

Financial Services

Take care of financial needs at Credit Union Of Southern California, 0.3 miles away, or Citibank, 0.33 miles away. Payday Money Centers and US Bank are also in the vicinity of the community.

The Weather in Whittier

August was Whittier’s warmest month of the last year, with an average high of 86°F. Conversely, its coldest month was February. The average low in February was 46°F.

The city saw 7.41 inches of precipitation, 0 inches of snowfall, and average humidity of 62% over the last 12 months.

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