Located in Astoria, Oregon, Clatsop Care Center is the lone option we identified in this area. With an B+ overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. In our view, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Clatsop Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Blood Administration
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a strong overall score, this nursing home performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. Short-term care scores are meaningful for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad 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 nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed at a high level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A-. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing score analyzes quite a few datapoints, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, this facility was awarded a respectable long-term care rating. While this was not as impressive as many of its other scores, this is truly not a poor grade. Our long-term care grade assesses a facility's personal care instead of the highly skilled nursing and healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 92 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a bit less than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clatsop Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clatsop Care Center, 8.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clatsop Care Center, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clatsop Care Center, 2.24% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which have had UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clatsop Care Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clatsop Care Center, 12.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clatsop Care Center, 5.65% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clatsop Care Center, 92.57% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clatsop Care Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clatsop Care Center, 22.07% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Clatsop Care Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clatsop Care Center, 22.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clatsop Care Center, 13.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clatsop Care Center, 75.47% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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