Avamere at Three Fountains is one of four nursing homes located in Medford, Oregon. With an overall rating of B-, this is a middle of the pack facility. You can certainly do worse than this place. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Avamere at Three Fountains
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home earned an elite short-term care grade. In fact, we gave this nursing home an A- in this category, which really helped its overall grade. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most critical for residents requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
This facility also received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. This is better than the facility's overall grade. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Our nursing grade features many datapoints. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this nursing home received a C in long-term care, which we consider to be an acceptable grade. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for residents needing more conventional assistance associated with personal care. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avamere at Three Fountains Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 8.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 2.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 15.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 12.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 5.35% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 92.77% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 13.93% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 23.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 1.11 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 23.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 14.47 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 75.28% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Medford, OR
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
Looking for more options? Medford, Oregon has 3 other nursing homes
- Providence Medford Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.17 miles away1111 Crater Lake Avenue Medford Oregon 97504Voluntary non-profit - Church(541) 732-5050
- Asante Rogue Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.15 miles away2825 E Barnett Road Medford Oregon 97504Voluntary non-profit - Private(541) 789-7000
- Asante Ashland Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.51 miles away280 Maple Street Ashland Oregon 97520Government - Local(541) 201-4017