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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Caribou Memorial Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2021 by Nick Reese
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.
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2021
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.
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.
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Long-term Care Quality
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
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.
Caribou Memorial Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
In Caribou Memorial Living Center, 8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
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
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
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.
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
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.
- Caribou Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away300 South 3rd West Soda Springs Idaho 83276Government - Local(208) 547-3341