Ashton Memorial Living Center is a facility in Ashton, Idaho, which has 2,539 people. This nursing home is a grade A facility, which is a truly elite score. This is really as good of a facility as you're going to find. As you can see below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Ashton Memorial Living Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
700 North Second Street,
Ashton ID 83420
61.84% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a top notch nursing home overall, this place also performed well in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Not many facilities performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. 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.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.9 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of care, this nursing home also fared well in several of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this place outpaced the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next area, this nursing home was given a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in that area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of offering very favorable levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.08738 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.43 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, this nursing home also was given an impressive short-term care score, with a grade of B+. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This place performed better than most nursing homes with 50.6 percent of its residents returning 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, 5.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 3.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 2.2% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have had a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 18.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 7.63% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 90.15% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 19.49% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashton Memorial Living Center, 19.49 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.