Christian Health Care Center is a large non-profit nursing home in Lynden, Washington. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end nursing home. In our view, we would be very reluctant to recommend this facility. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was nursing, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Christian Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Christian Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility well overall, we want to point out its decent grade of B- in the category of nursing. There are quite a few datapoints within this category. Most of the datapoints reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The second best area we gave this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is more often than not a useful assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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This facility received slightly below average government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a C in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent danger to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was long-term care. This facility received a grade of C for this area. In computing these long-term care grades, we look at the facility's personal care services. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations 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.
Christian Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Christian Health Care Center, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Christian Health Care Center, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Christian Health Care Center, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Christian Health Care Center, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Christian Health Care Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Christian Health Care Center, 13.68% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Christian Health Care Center, 93.98% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Christian Health Care Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Christian Health Care Center, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Christian Health Care Center, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Christian Health Care Center, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Christian Health Care Center, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Christian Health Care Center, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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