Avalon Care Center-Portland is a small nursing home located in Portland, Oregon. We gave this facility a B overall, which is a quality score. We were also impressed that Portland received a B+ city grade, making this one of the best places to find a nursing home. This facility definitely has plenty of good features. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains its high level of care.
Avalon Care Center-Portland
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
12640 Se Bush,
Portland OR 97236
99.49% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Avalon Care Center-Portland has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. When computing our nursing grades, we analyze both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded an impressive short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B. Short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was long-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. We gave it an abysmal F in this category, which is obviously somewhat disappointing. For residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.710526 percent of its residents, which is more than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Care Center-Portland Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 8.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 2.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 12.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 5.65% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 92.57% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 22.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Care Center-Portland, 22.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Scores for Portland, OR
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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 A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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