Avalon Care Center at Northpointe is in Spokane, Washington. The city provides several options. This nursing home is a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. You could definitely do 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.
Avalon Care Center at Northpointe
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility excelled in our short-term care rating, with an impressive grade of A- in this area. This really boosted its overall grade. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
This nursing home also excelled in our nursing category, where it earned an B. Nursing scores are largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This nursing home earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. 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 final area we looked at was long-term care. For that category, we awarded this facility a C. In the area of long-term care, we look at the amount of services offered by a facility, rather than more medically-intensive services. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 95.78059 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients which experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited 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, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 13.74% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 93.71% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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 A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
Looking for more options? Spokane, Washington has 13 other nursing homes
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