Caldwell Care of Cascadia is in Caldwell, Idaho. This nursing home turns out to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a good fit for most people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive long-term care score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Caldwell Care of Cascadia
- Nursing Home
- 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 - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We gave this facility one of our better grades in long-term care, where it received an A. This is a much better grade than its overall grade, which was decent but not elite. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 94.24779 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an impressive grade of B in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Idaho in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B. It actually fared better than most facilities in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
In our last category of inspections, we gave this facility a D. This turned out to be this facility's worst grade and it really pulled its overall grade down. Our inspection grade is based on the nursing home's government inspections. Since the information is collected by government inspectors, we weight it heavily in overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. We would scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this place also has been assessed significant government fines in recent years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Caldwell Care of Cascadia Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 5.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 18.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 16.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 7.56% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 89.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 19.45% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Caldwell Care of Cascadia, 19.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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