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Cottesmore of Life Care

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

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

85.74% estimated occupancy 1

Cottesmore of Life Care is an average-sized facility in Gig Harbor, Washington. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next section

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • 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

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Top Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Gig Harbor, Washington badge

Best Nursing Home in Gig Harbor, Washington Awards 2020

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 7.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. There are numerous factors included in this area. Many of the factors reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 Washington in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a patient even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this nursing home is that it excelled in inspections, with a B in that category. It outperformed most facilities in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the fourth category, this facility was awarded a respectable long-term care rating. Even though this was not nearly as strong as some of its other scores, this is really not a poor grade. In calculating our long-term care ratings, we assess the facility's personal care services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home vaccinated 99.0099 percent of its residents, which is a very solid total. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Cottesmore of Life Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 6.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 1.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 2.21% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 14.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 8.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 0.53% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 95.14% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 15.68% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 24.11% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 24.11% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 10.81% of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Cottesmore of Life Care, 78.68% of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

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