Avamere at Three Fountains is one of four nursing homes located in Medford, Oregon. With an overall rating of A-, this is undoubtedly an impressive facility. In our view, this place should be a great choice for most people. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Avamere at Three Fountains
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No 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
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Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for short-term care. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this facility an A. Our nursing score looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B-. This actually proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. This is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably 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, 2.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 0.63% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients which had falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 20% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 11.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 0% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 97.55% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 14.6% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 25.69% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 25.69% of Residents Rehospitalized
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, 10.65% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avamere at Three Fountains, 74.38% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Medford, OR
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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