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Blue Mountain Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Blue Mountain Care Center's website

112 East Fifth Street,
Prairie City OR 97869

(541) 820-3341

35% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Prairie City, Oregon, Blue Mountain Care Center is the only nursing home we identified in the city. Featuring an overall rating of A, this is without a doubt a top-shelf nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the top 25 nursing homes in Oregon. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Oregon badge

Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.07843 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Nursing grades are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also was given a high-end short-term care grade. This actually is this facility's third strongest category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Finishing off its excellent profile, this nursing home also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's recent inspections. We gave it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Blue Mountain Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 8.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 2.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 12.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 5.65% of Patients

This is the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 92.57% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 22.07% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 22.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.