With an address in Mercer Island, Washington, Covenant Living at the Shores is the only option we found there. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a very elite rating. You really can not do much better than this facility. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category scores, which are also impressive. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Covenant Living at the Shores
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
9107 Fortuna Drive,
Mercer Island WA 98040
76.51% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 7.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A-. Nursing grades are based largely on nurse staffing levels. 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 frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared very well in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Not many nursing homes fared better in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Lastly, we also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections. We awarded them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. This wraps up a very strong report card. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Covenant Living at the Shores Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who had a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 13.74% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 93.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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