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. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Coupeville. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Careage of Whidbey
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Careage of Whidbey has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
Even though this nursing home's overall score was terrible, it didn't perform as poorly in the area of nursing. We awarded it a B- for this category. In calculating our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below average. Finally, while this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area.
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. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 94.76744 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Turning the last category of inspections, this facility fared very poorly. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection rating. When a place has this bad of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This facility had 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Careage of Whidbey Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Careage of Whidbey, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Careage of Whidbey, 2.86% 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, 2.28% 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, 13.8% 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, 12.29% 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, 13.74% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Careage of Whidbey, 93.71% 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, 13.94% 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, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Careage of Whidbey, 1 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, 21.78 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, 10.98 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, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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