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, short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 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
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our short-term care rating. In our short-term care assessment, we strive to craft a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on quality of care. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Interestingly, this nursing home's terrible overall score can't really be attributed to its government inspection reports. We awarded it a grade of C for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 8 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories J through L. This means CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to put resident safety or health in imminent harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received some government fines in recent years.
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We were also surprised to find that this facility received a decent nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of C in that category. Our nursing rating is based on a handful of components, however, the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, we gave this facility a grade of D for the area of long-term care. This is the facility's weakest category grade. For residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 99.13043 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility also keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 13.68% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 93.98% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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