Careage of Whidbey is an average-sized nursing home located in Coupeville, Washington. With a abysmal overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. This nursing home does not seem to have any redeeming qualities. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
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Careage of Whidbey
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Careage of Whidbey has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
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Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we gave it a B- for our nursing category. Our nursing score includes a number of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't grade out terribly in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we gave it a B- for that category, which is among its more respectable scores. Our short-term care scores are likely most critical for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another concern was the F this nursing home was given in the category of long-term care. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 90.90909 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Turning to our final category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. For nursing homes with bad inspection ratings, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This facility was hit with 7 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Careage of Whidbey Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Careage of Whidbey, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Careage of Whidbey, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Careage of Whidbey, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Careage of Whidbey, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Careage of Whidbey, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Careage of Whidbey, 13.28% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Careage of Whidbey, 92.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Careage of Whidbey, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Careage of Whidbey, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Careage of Whidbey, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Careage of Whidbey, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Careage of Whidbey, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Careage of Whidbey, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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