Bridgeview Estates is an average-sized nursing home located in Twin Falls, Idaho. With an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities we assessed. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities nationally. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned a strong short-term care grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of A. In computing these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Our nursing rating includes numerous datapoints. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care. We gave this nursing home an acceptable score in this area, with a B-. Although this is not as dominant as many of this facility's other grades, it is still not a bad grade. Our long-term care scores are based on a nursing home's volume of nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bridgeview Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bridgeview Estates, 7.41% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bridgeview Estates, 2.22% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that had a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bridgeview Estates, 0.79% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bridgeview Estates, 8.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bridgeview Estates, 4.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bridgeview Estates, 0.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bridgeview Estates, 100% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bridgeview Estates, 6.11% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bridgeview Estates, 12.99% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Bridgeview Estates, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bridgeview Estates, 12.99% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bridgeview Estates, 2.74% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bridgeview Estates, 56.18% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.