Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation is a large non-profit nursing home located in Seattle, Washington. This proved to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Seattle. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Oct 1, 2020 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is based on a number of subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its high-end short-term care grade. We awarded them one of our most impressive scores in that area, with a grade of A+. In forming our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 7.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third best category ended up being its long-term care score, where it was given a grade of B-. In the area of long-term care, we focus more on the amount of care offered by a facility, rather than more medically-intensive services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 97.297295 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Finally, turning to inspections, we gave this nursing home a C. Our inspection rating is based on the nursing home's government inspections. While this is not a bad score, it is this nursing home's weakest area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. This facility had 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in category J, K or L. This tells you that inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to put resident health or safety in immediate harm or jeopardy. At the end of the day, this inspection report certainly could have been worse.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who had falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.28% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 92.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Seattle, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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