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Boundary County Nursing Home

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Boundary County Nursing Home's website

6640 Kaniksu Street,
Bonners Ferry ID 83805

(208) 267-3141

74.28% estimated occupancy 1

Boundary County Nursing Home is the only facility located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. With an overall score of A, this facility is among the highest-graded nursing homes we looked at. We could not find many negative things to say about this place. Its grades are just impeccable. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Idaho badge

Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Idaho badge

Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Idaho badge

Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing grade is mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. Unfortunately, it does not look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning the page to our next category, we awarded this nursing home a score of A for its long-term care score. This is a superb score. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.8764 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on to the fourth category, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A- in that category. This topped off a straight A report card. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Boundary County Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents which experienced falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 7.97% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 89.29% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 13.52% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 18.02% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A+

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Boundary County Nursing Home, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.