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.
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Avalon Care Center - Pullman
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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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
- 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
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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 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing, where it earned an B+. Our nursing rating is based on several subcategories. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home a grade of just D for our long-term care score. This is well below average in this category. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 97.82609 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Turning the final category of inspections, this nursing home did not fare well. It received an F in this category. This dragged this nursing home's overall grade down as we heavily weight this category. For places that received this bad of an inspection rating, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home had 7 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, we need to point out that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines recently of over $100,000. This often suggests that a bad track record 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, 7.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 4.35% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 6.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 9.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 12.2% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 98.91% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 14.63% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 20.38% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 20.38% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 16.88% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Care Center - Pullman, 73.86% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.