Buena Vista Healthcare is a small facility located in Colville, Washington. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is among the highest ratings that we offer. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. We rated this nursing home as one of the 50 best nursing homes in Washington. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Buena Vista Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Best Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Colville, Washington Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Colville, Washington Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Colville, Washington Awards 2021
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On top of faring well overall, this facility received nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you 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 rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its short-term care score. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. There are numerous criteria within this category. Many of the subcategories reflect staffing levels. 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 nursing home 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility received an impressive long-term care grade in our assessment, with a B-. While this wasn't nearly as good as many of its other grades, this is nevertheless an acceptable score in this category. With our long-term care score, we focus more on the sheer volume of care offered by a nursing home, along with a few quality statistics. After we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinates 99.03846 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buena Vista Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 13.28% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 92.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buena Vista Healthcare, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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