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. The best part of this facility's profile was is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next section.
Cashmere Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this facility really excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A-. When computing a facility's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses are seeing residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this facility a grade of B+ in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our higher grades. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home received a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst category is long-term care, which is the last area we assessed. For this area, we awarded this facility a grade of D. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 96.46643 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cashmere Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cashmere Care Center, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cashmere Care Center, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cashmere Care Center, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cashmere Care Center, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cashmere Care Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cashmere Care Center, 13.68% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cashmere Care Center, 93.98% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cashmere Care Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cashmere Care Center, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Cashmere Care Center, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 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, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cashmere Care Center, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cashmere Care Center, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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