Located in Bellingham, Washington, Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation is one of seven available facilities in the area. With a really poor overall grade of F, this nursing home isn't high on our list. Bellingham received a city grade of C, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This place was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in category J, K or L. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to place resident health or safety in immediate harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received some government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's next best score is long-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still performed relatively poorly. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 99.07407 percent of its residents, which is a very solid datapoint. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are with residents and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home offered only 0.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this category. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is more often than not a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Not surprisingly, we found that this facility provides far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.8 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 13.74% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 93.71% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Bellingham, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of C
Looking for more options? Bellingham, Washington has 6 other nursing homes
- St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.35 miles away2901 Squalicum Parkway Bellingham Washington 98225Voluntary non-profit - Other(360) 734-5400
- Davita Mt Baker Kidney Center1.17 miles away410 Birchwood Suite 100 Bellingham Washington 98225CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (360) 734-4243