With an address in Sequim, Washington, Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim is one of just a couple nursing homes there. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires above average marks in most areas. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home received an A+ in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. The nursing rating assesses quite a few subcategories, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients even once per day.
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In addition, this nursing home also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at was nursing, is this facility's weakest area. We gave this facility a D in this category. This was one of the couple of dings in an otherwise impressive profile. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.46809 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that sustained urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 13.74% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 93.71% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 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 resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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