Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco is an average-sized facility in Pasco, Washington. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. This place didn't excel in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2004 N 22nd Avenue,
Pasco WA 99301
40.92% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but it really excelled in nursing care, with an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing scores are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident at least once a day.
This facility's second best category was its inspection rating, where it earned a C. Inspection scores relate to a nursing home's government inspection reports. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This place was hit with 11 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in category J, K or L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to place resident safety or health in imminent harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given its third highest category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this area, which is a decent grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, we awarded this nursing home a D in our long-term care category. This is the facility's least impressive category rating. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated just 84.375 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
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, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 13.74% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 93.71% 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 Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center - Pasco, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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