Ballard Center is on a list of 14 nursing homes in Seattle, Washington. Featuring an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. Based on our assessment, this facility likely isn't a good fit for any prospective resident. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Ballard Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we gave it a B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade is largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to learn that this nursing home received a solid short-term care rating in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. In our short-term care category, we seek to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we gave this facility a C for our long-term care score, which really isn't too bad of a score. With our long-term care score, we analyze the sheer volume of services offered by a facility, as well as some qualitative measures. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 85.21739 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly less than what we were hoping for. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Moving on our last area of inspections, this nursing home received an F in this area. Since this data is compiled by independent government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this area. You should pay special attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection rating. We would scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This particular facility was hit with one category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more serious deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies found by CMS had potential to create actual harm to patients. On top of having severe deficiencies, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ballard Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ballard Center, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ballard Center, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ballard Center, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that experienced urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ballard Center, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ballard Center, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ballard Center, 13.28% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ballard Center, 92.89% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ballard Center, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ballard Center, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Ballard Center, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ballard Center, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ballard Center, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ballard Center, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Seattle, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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