Located in Othello, Washington, Avalon Care Center - Othello is the lone nursing home we were able to find in this city. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this looks like a very good facility. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Avalon Care Center - Othello
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 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 Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections. It earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. It received one of our best grades in that category with a score of A. Few facilities with an overall grade in this range performed this well in multiple categories. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Places that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care, which ended up being a weak link for this facility. We awarded this facility a grade of D in our long-term care category, making this the nursing home's least impressive category grade. We'd still recommend that you consider all of a nursing home's grades. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Care Center - Othello Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 13.28% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 92.89% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Care Center - Othello, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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