Clearwater of Cascadia

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1204 Shriver Road,
Orofino ID 83544

(208) 476-4568

66.33% estimated occupancy 1

Clearwater of Cascadia is a nursing home in Orofino, Idaho, which has 6,092 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home performed well in inspections, where it received an A. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, this place was hit with a category L deficiency, which is unexpected given its inspection grade. This category of deficiency indicates CMS uncovered a widespread deficiency putting resident safety or health in imminent danger. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. There are quite a few datapoints within this grade. Most of the datapoints reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our stronger scores in that category, with a grade of B. Our short-term care scores are presumably more meaningful for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. This place was above average in this area with 54.3 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we graded is long-term care, in which this facility received a B. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. A facility is doing something right when it's weakest grade still is better than most nursing homes. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.95 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Clearwater of Cascadia Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 5.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 3.05% of Patients had Serious Falls

This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 2.2% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 18.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 7.63% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 90.15% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 13.51% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 19.49% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 19.49 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 12.16 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Clearwater of Cascadia, 75.42% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Clearwater Valley Hospital & ClinicsCritical Access Hospitals 0.54 miles away301 Cedar Street Orofino Idaho 83544Voluntary non-profit - Private(208) 476-4555

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