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Caribou Memorial Living Center

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Updated May 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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. In fact, it received the most impressive grade. We really can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. As you will find below, this nursing home performed just as well in our category ratings. We give this place two thumbs up!

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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

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing score looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more often.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This grade is based on the place's inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Building on its high-end resume, this facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a grade of A. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.765434 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on to the final area, this nursing home also excelled in the short-term care category. We gave it a grade of A- in this category. This rounded out truly elite profile. Short-term care scores are crucial for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Caribou Memorial Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 6.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that have had a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 18.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 8% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 88.64% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 12.92% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 14.54% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.


Grade: B-plus

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 14.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.