Covenant Living at the Shores is a small non-profit facility in Mercer Island, Washington. This nursing home is a grade A facility, which is a phenomenal score. You simply can not do much better than this place. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Covenant Living at the Shores
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. In crafting these short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 7.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. There are a host of factors within this grade. Most of the criteria are tied to nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our higher scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 82.35294 percent of its patients. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to its other impressive category grades, we gave this facility a score of B+ for its inspection score. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some 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 that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. 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, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 13.28% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 92.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covenant Living at the Shores, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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