Cashmere Care Center is a small facility located in Cashmere, Washington. This nursing home turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our assessment, this facility has some redeeming qualities. We were also pleased to discover that this place received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Cashmere Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We awarded this facility one of our better scores in the area of nursing, with an A-. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our nursing score assesses a handful of factors, however, the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average grade in this category. Our short-term care scores are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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This facility earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in that area. This is a decent grade in this area. For patients in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. One of the data points we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 96.57535 percent of its residents. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cashmere Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cashmere Care Center, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cashmere Care Center, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cashmere Care Center, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cashmere Care Center, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cashmere Care Center, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cashmere Care Center, 13.74% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cashmere Care Center, 93.71% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cashmere Care Center, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cashmere Care Center, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Cashmere Care Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cashmere Care Center, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cashmere Care Center, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cashmere Care Center, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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