Ashton Memorial Living Center is the only option we found in Ashton, Idaho. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this facility. Its scores are as good as they get. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Ashton Memorial Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in inspections, where it received an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its impressive assessments in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for our long-term care rating. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.0297 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. The nursing rating is based on a variety of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. This rounded out a very impressive profile. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ashton Memorial Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 7.97% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 89.29% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 13.52% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 75.93% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.