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Cottesmore of Life Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

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

(253) 851-5433

57.87% estimated occupancy 1

Cottesmore of Life Care is an average-sized facility in Gig Harbor, Washington. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.

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

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-minus

We awarded this facility one of our better scores in short-term care, where it earned a grade of A-. This is much better than the facility's overall score, which was certainly not elite. Short-term care scores are important for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Inspections is another area where this nursing home excelled. We awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections category. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk 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-minus

This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of B- in this category. When computing our nursing ratings, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we scored was long-term care, turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a D in that area. This was one of just a few weak points on a quality report card. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is higher than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, 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.

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

Cottesmore of Life Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percent of long-term patients which have experienced a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 13.68% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 93.98% 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, 13.82% 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, 23.27% 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-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 0.96 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, 23.27 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: B-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 11.24 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, 74.06% 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