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Caribou Memorial Living Center

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Updated May 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Nov 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A
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Caribou Memorial Living Center's website

300 South Third West,
Soda Springs ID 83276

(208) 547-3341

50.66% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Caribou Memorial Living Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Caribou Memorial Living Center is located in Soda Springs, Idaho. It looks like this nursing home is among the most elite nursing homes we found. This nursing home was given one of the most impressive grades that we offer. We simply can not say enough great things about this facility. As you will find below, this facility performed just as well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. The nursing grade consists of many components, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients more frequently.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. This was one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong profile, this facility also was given a strong long-term care score, with a score of A. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.765434 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In our last area, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our short-term care rating. This completed a first-rate report card. In our short-term care category, we attempt to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Caribou Memorial Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 9.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 1.23% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 7.41% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 19.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 3.85% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 99.38% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 6.33% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 30.2% of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.


Grade: A-minus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 30.2% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.