Clearwater of Cascadia is located in Orofino, Idaho. The city has a population of 6,092 people. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home ended up being one of the 50 best facilities in Idaho. This nursing home truly has plenty going for it. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Clearwater of Cascadia
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher 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 highest grades in that category with a score of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. Sadly, this place received a category L deficiency, which is not what we expected based on its inspection score. This category of deficiency means the government inspectors identified a widespread deficiency putting resident safety or health in imminent danger. Any serious deficiency is a major concern. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A. The nursing grade consists of several datapoints, but the main consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it was given a score of B. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B-. Although this turned out to be its lowest category rating, this is still not the end of the world. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clearwater of Cascadia Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 6.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 18.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 8% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 88.64% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 14.54% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 14.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 13.4 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clearwater of Cascadia, 77.14% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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