Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma is located in the large metropolitan area of Tacoma, Washington which has a total of 322,873 people. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.6 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 prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility fared well in the area of short-term care. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- for that area, which is one of our most impressive grades. In our short-term care grade, we try to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most facilities in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.39394 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Finally, we also gave this nursing home a B- for our inspections category. This facility didn't have any glaring weak links. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 13.68% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 93.98% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Tacoma, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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