Located in Bellingham, Washington, Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation is one of a mere three available nursing homes in the city. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. Based on our assessment, this facility is a good fit for quite a few people. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories is available below.
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Alderwood Park Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 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.
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home an A for our nursing rating. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This score is generally a reliable assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This facility earned a B for its inspections score. This is an above average score in this category. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is more than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 7.46% 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, 2.9% 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, 2.29% 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, 13.89% 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, 12.61% 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, 13.28% 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, 92.89% 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, 14.67% 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, 18.81% 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, 0.99 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, 18.81 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, 12.21 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, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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