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 nursing score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing rating includes a number of factors. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 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 place 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
Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores was in the area of short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this area. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility's third best score is long-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still performed somewhat badly. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 94.811325 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.05 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Turning our final category of inspections, this nursing home received a terrible grade. Unfortunately, with an F in the inspection category, this nursing home's overall grade was adversely affected. When a facility has this bad of an inspection grade, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This particular nursing home was hit with multiple category G through L deficiencies, which rank among the more severe categories of deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies found by CMS had potential to create actual harm to patients. Finally, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This generally indicates that a nursing home's poor performance 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, 14.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 1.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 0.95% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 10.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 11.8% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 93.56% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 5.58% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 7.76% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 0.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 7.76% 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 Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 16.66% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside, 73.81% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Salem, 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-minus
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