Americana Health & Rehab Center is the sole nursing home located in Longview, Washington. With an overall score of A-, this nursing home is among the higher-rated facilities we looked at. You simply can not do much better than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next section
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Americana Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Long-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this proved to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive long-term care rating. In fact, this was its best grade. In this area, we awarded this facility an A. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 72.07792 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A-. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a very strong short-term care grade. This actually ended up being this facility's third strongest category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A-. Short-term care grades are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
In our last category, we gave this facility a grade of A- for its nursing rating. This completed a very strong report card. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that have experienced a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 13.28% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 92.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Americana Health & Rehab Center, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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