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Blue Mountain Care Center

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  • Adult Day Care

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Blue Mountain Care Center's website

112 East Fifth Street,
Prairie City OR 97869

(541) 820-3341

45.25% 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 B-, this looks like a solid nursing home. As far as we can see, this nursing home is a good fit for quite a few people. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - Hospital district
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

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


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

While this nursing home received a decent overall grade, its inspections grade is notably more impressive than its overall grade. Due to a strong government inspection report this year, it received a strong score in that area with a B+. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades was in the area of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we rated is long-term care, was this facility's worst category. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. This is one of just a couple of weak links in an otherwise strong profile. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this nursing home provided the vaccine to just 78.94737 percent of its patients, which is a bit of a concern. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Blue Mountain Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 17.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 7.02% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 3.51% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 12.5% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 79.13% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 27.27% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 24.05% of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Blue Mountain Care Center, 24.05% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.