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Cottesmore of Life Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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2909 14th Avenue Northwest,
Gig Harbor WA 98335

(253) 851-5433

65.37% estimated occupancy 1

Cottesmore of Life Care is an average-sized facility in Gig Harbor, Washington. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most people. We were pleased to learn that this matched the average grade of nursing homes in Gig Harbor, which is one of the better cities in Washington to find a nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its short-term care score. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Washington badge

Top Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Gig Harbor, Washington badge

Best Nursing Home in Gig Harbor, Washington Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Washington badge

Top Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Gig Harbor, Washington badge

Best Nursing Home in Gig Harbor, Washington Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility performed well in short-term care. We awarded it an impressive grade of A for that category. In computing our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is frequently a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. We awarded it an A- for that area, which is one of our highest scores. This is one of the few nursing homes with an overall score in this range which earned multiple category grades this high. Inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Places that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a patient even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final category we analyzed was long-term care. We gave this facility an acceptable score in this area, with a C. Although this isn't as dominant as many of its other grades, it is nevertheless not a poor grade. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Cottesmore of Life Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs 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

Grade: A-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 13.74% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 93.71% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 13.94% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 21.78% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 10.98 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 74.42% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Joseph Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.77 miles away1717 South J Street Tacoma Washington 98405Voluntary non-profit - Church(253) 627-4101
  • St Anthony HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.18 miles away11567 Canterwood Boulevard Nw Gig Harbor Washington 98332Voluntary non-profit - Church(253) 530-2050
  • St Clare HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.45 miles away11315 Bridgeport Way S W Lakewood Washington 98499Voluntary non-profit - Church(253) 588-1711
  • St Francis Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.92 miles away34515 9th Avenue South Federal Way Washington 98003Voluntary non-profit - Church(253) 944-8100
  • Madigan Amc (Ft Lewis)Acute Care - Department of Defense 12.35 miles away9040 Jackson Avenue Tacoma Washington 98431Department of Defense(253) 968-1110
  • Multicare Good Samaritan HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.56 miles away401 15th Avenue Se Puyallup Washington 98372Voluntary non-profit - Private(253) 697-2102
  • Multicare Auburn Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.33 miles away202 North Division Street Plaza One Auburn Washington 98001Voluntary non-profit - Private(253) 833-7711
  • Highline Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.63 miles away16251 Sylvester Road Sw Seattle Washington 98166Voluntary non-profit - Private(206) 244-9970

Nearby Dialysis

  • Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc.3.26 miles away4700 Point Fosdick Dr Nw Ste 101 Gig Harbor Washington 98335Dialysis Stations: 12 (253) 851-0330
  • Tacoma Dialysis Center4.62 miles away3401 S 19th St Tacoma Washington 98405CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (253) 573-1600
  • Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc.5.75 miles away1717 South J Street Tacoma Washington 98405Dialysis Stations: 20 (253) 627-1995
  • Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc.7.21 miles away5825 Tacoma Mall Blvd Ste 103 Tacoma Washington 98409CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (253) 671-9937
  • Lakewood Community Dialysis Center8.62 miles away5919 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd Sw #A Lakewood Washington 98499CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (253) 512-2400
  • Rainier View Dialysis Center9.24 miles away1822 112th St East Suite A Tacoma Washington 98445CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (253) 539-5659
  • Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc.9.45 miles away1415 E 72nd St Tacoma Washington 98404CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (253) 474-2310
  • Nkc Fife Kidney Center10.1 miles away6021 12th Street E, Suite 110 Tacoma Washington 98424Dialysis Stations: 10 (253) 943-6335