Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco is an average-sized facility in Pasco, Washington. This nursing home received an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. We were also pleased to find that this facility received consistently decent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a great overall score, this facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. We looked at the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This nursing home provides 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 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second best category ended up being its short-term care grade, where it received a B-. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a C in this category. With our long-term care category, we focus more on the amount of services offered by a nursing home, along with some quality metrics. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 94.776115 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Turning the final category of government inspections, we gave this facility a score of C for our this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 11 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in category J, K or L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to place resident safety or health in immediate harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which had a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 13.28% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 92.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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