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Colville Tribal Convalescent C

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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PO Box 150,
Nespelem WA 99155

(509) 634-2878

62.5% estimated occupancy 1

Colville Tribal Convalescent C is in Nespelem, Washington, a city with 1,350 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. In our view, this facility looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this place's report card was is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - Federal

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Part of the reason this proved to be a decent nursing home is it earned a very favorable nursing score. In fact, its nursing score ended up being its best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B+. Our nursing score is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also was awarded a strong grade in our short-term care category. We awarded this facility an above average grade of B+ in this category. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities third most favorable category is long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack score in this area. Our long-term care grade assesses a nursing home's personal care rather than the skilled therapy or medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.391304 percent of its residents. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Moving on the final category of government inspections, we gave this nursing home a score of C for our this category. We believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This facility was assessed 9 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to present an imminent danger to patient health or safety. We really didn't consider anything on this place's inspection report to be too alarming.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Colville Tribal Convalescent C Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who 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 called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

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

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 13.68% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 93.98% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: A-plus

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Colville Tribal Convalescent C, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.