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 fifth of all facilities nationally. This nursing home also received very consistent ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent long-term care grade, with an impressive grade of A. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.145294 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our inspection scores are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this nursing home also performed well in this category. In fact, it received a of A- in that area. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Switching gears to the final area, this nursing home also performed admirably in the nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that area. This completed a very strong report card. When computing our nursing grades, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bridgeview Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bridgeview Estates, 5.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bridgeview Estates, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bridgeview Estates, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients that have suffered from UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bridgeview Estates, 18.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bridgeview Estates, 16.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bridgeview Estates, 7.56% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bridgeview Estates, 89.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bridgeview Estates, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bridgeview Estates, 19.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bridgeview Estates, 19.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bridgeview Estates, 12.05 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bridgeview Estates, 75.39% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.