Americana Health & Rehab Center is one of a mere three nursing homes in Longview, Washington. With an overall score of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. You can certainly do worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's profile is is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Americana Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We would like to note that this facility received favorable marks in our short-term care rating this year. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B+. This proved to be the nursing home's top score and helped its profile overall. Short-term care grades are often employed to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
It should also be noted that this nursing home's inspection score was strong as well. In fact, we gave it a B for inspections, which is one of our better grades. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 11 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
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We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Our nursing grade is based on a handful of factors, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C for long-term care, which is generally a decent rating. Our long-term care grades are more important for folks requiring more conventional assistance associated with activities of daily living. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 91.0828 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a bit lower than we expected but still a respectable figure. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Americana Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term patients which have sustained a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 13.68% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 93.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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