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Columbia Lutheran Home

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Columbia Lutheran Home's website

4700 Phinney Avenue North,
Seattle WA 98103

(206) 632-7400

54.82% estimated occupancy 1

Columbia Lutheran Home is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Seattle, Washington. With an overall rating of A, this nursing home wound up being in a different league than most of the nursing homes in Seattle. You flat out can not do much better than this facility. As you will find below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also want to emphasize that this facility excelled in our nursing category. We gave them an A+ in this category. Our nursing rating is largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning residents even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was given a fine short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be this facility's second most impressive category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Building on its fine profile, this facility also was given an excellent long-term care score, with a score of A-. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.565216 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Finally, we wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them a B+ in this category. This finishes off a very strong report card. Inspection grades are based on many data points found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Columbia Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 13.68% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 93.98% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 11.24 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Columbia Lutheran Home, 74.06% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Seattle, WA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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