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Avalon Care Center at Northpointe

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Avalon Care Center at Northpointe's website

9827 North Nevada,
Spokane WA 99218

(509) 468-7000

70.08% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

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 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

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 0.5 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a respectable score in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of B-. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 95.29914 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Moving on our final category, inspections proved to be this facility's worst grade. It received a score of C in this area. Inspection scores relate to a facility's government inspections. We believe that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 10 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled J through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to place patient safety or health in immediate harm or jeopardy. In the bigger picture, this inspection definitely could be much worse.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Avalon Care Center at Northpointe Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term care residents which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 13.68% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 93.98% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 11.24 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 74.06% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally 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

Looking for more options? Spokane, Washington has 13 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Providence Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.58 miles away5633 North Lidgerwood Spokane Washington 99208Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 482-2450
  • PROV Sacred Hrt Med Ctr & Childs Hosp.Acute Care Hospitals 6.84 miles away101 West 8th Avenue Spokane Washington 99204Voluntary non-profit - Church(509) 474-3040
  • Multicare Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9 miles away12606 East Mission Avenue Spokane Washington 99216Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 924-6650

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Northpointe Dialysis Unit0.13 miles away1116 E Westview Court Spokane Washington 99218CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (509) 468-8606
  • Downtown Spokane Renal Center6.56 miles away601 West 5th Ave Ste 101 Spokane Washington 99204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (509) 363-0070
  • Spokane Valley Renal Center8.45 miles away12610 E Mirabeau Pkwy Suite 100 Spokane Washington 99216CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (509) 228-9933
  • Fmc Valley Dialysis Unit9.02 miles away1017 North Pines Rd Spokane Washington 99206CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (509) 891-1107
  • Fmc Spokane Kidney Center9.92 miles away610 S Sherman Ave Suite 101 Spokane Washington 99202CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (509) 473-1010
  • North Spokane Renal Center10.24 miles away7701 N Division Street Ste B Spokane Washington 99208CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (509) 465-3161
  • Panorama Dialysis15.53 miles away822 S Main Deer Park Washington 99006Dialysis Stations: 4 (509) 276-7338