Blue Mountain Care Center is a small nursing home in Prairie City, Oregon. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this is clearly a very good nursing home. We rated this nursing home in the top 50 facilities in Oregon. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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Blue Mountain Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 87.93104 percent of its residents, which is a few points less than we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine assessment, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. Short-term care scores are crucial for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing score consists of several components, but the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. 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 place 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to its other impressive category grades, we gave this nursing home a B+ for its inspection rating. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate 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.
Blue Mountain Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 9.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered a fall leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 2.67% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 15.04% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 12.62% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 6.44% 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
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 92.26% 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
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 12.97% 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
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 18.46% 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
In Blue Mountain Care Center, 18.46 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Blue Mountain HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 12.69 miles away170 Ford Road John Day Oregon 97845Government - Hospital District or Authority(541) 575-1311