Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside is an average-sized facility located in Salem, Oregon. Sporting an overall grade of C, this appears to be a solid nursing home. In our view, this nursing home should be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its strong short-term care score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- 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 really excelled in the area of short-term care. In fact, we gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our best grades. This salvaged its overall profile. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This facility also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its long-term care grade, which is well below average in this category. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 96.15385 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
The last category we assessed was inspections. This nursing home did not receive favorable inspections in recent years. We gave it an F in this category. This ended up pulling down this facility's overall score quite a bit. For places that received this bad of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This nursing home had several deficiencies in categories G through L, which are among the more severe deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies uncovered by CMS had the potential to pose actual harm to patients. Finally, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this place received significant government fines recently of over $100,000. This typically suggests that a nursing home's poor track record has been an issue for multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 8.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 2.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 15.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 12.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 5.35% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 92.77% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 13.93% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 23.47% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 1.11 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 23.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 14.47 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 75.28% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Salem, OR
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- 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 C
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