Columbia Basin Care is an average-sized non-profit facility located in The Dalles, Oregon. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of our best scores. In our view, this place is a no brainer for most people. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Columbia Basin Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in The Dalles, Oregon Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in The Dalles, Oregon Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in The Dalles, Oregon Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded a first-rate score of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable long-term care rating. Although this is not as impressive as many of its other scores, this is really not a bad grade. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.48979 percent of its patients. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization 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.
Columbia Basin Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Columbia Basin Care, 3.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Columbia Basin Care, 4.08% 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 Columbia Basin Care, 4.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Columbia Basin Care, 24.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications 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 mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Columbia Basin Care, 0% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Columbia Basin Care, 0.53% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Columbia Basin Care, 99.74% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Columbia Basin Care, 9.64% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Columbia Basin Care, 11.44% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Columbia Basin Care, 0.69 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Columbia Basin Care, 11.44% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Columbia Basin Care, 9.1% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Columbia Basin Care, 74.65% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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