Avalon Care Center - Pullman is in Pullman, Washington. The city has 31,404 people. Sporting an overall score of C, this appears to be a solid nursing home. As far as we can see, this place is a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Avalon Care Center - Pullman
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility one of our better scores in short-term care, where it earned an A. This is much better than its overall grade, which was certainly not elite. With our short-term care rating, we strive to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities 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 last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. The nursing score is based on several subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable area ended up being its long-term care grade, where it received a C. For patients looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.113205 percent of its patients, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility 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 figure.
In our final category of inspections, this nursing home received a terrible grade. With an F in the inspection category, this nursing home's overall grade was pulled down significantly. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we also want to point out that this place received significant government fines recently amounting to over $100,000. This often indicates that a facility's poor performance spanned multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Care Center - Pullman Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents that experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 13.68% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 93.98% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.