Avalon Care Center at Northpointe is in Spokane, Washington. The city provides several options. This nursing home is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. You could definitely do much worse than this place. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Avalon Care Center at Northpointe
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of faring well in its overall grade, this facility received even higher grades in our short-term care rating. It received one of our highest scores in that area with a score of A-. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has received respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B- in this category. We believe that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 10 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 last category we analyzed was long-term care. This facility received a B- in this category. In the area of long-term care, we focus more on the amount of care offered by a facility, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We discovered that this nursing home provided the vaccine to a relatively low 86.974785 percent of its patients, which is slightly concerning. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations 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.
Avalon Care Center at Northpointe Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 3.38% 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 routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 1.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 2.53% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 6.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 17.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 9.91% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 91.14% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 17.32% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 24.14% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 24.14% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 9.14% of Patients
This indicates 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 Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 70.8% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Scores for Spokane, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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