Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation

Updated Oct 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-Sep 20: BOct 20: B
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19301 Kings Garden Drive North,
Seattle WA 98133

(206) 546-7400

37.79% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation is a large non-profit nursing home located in Seattle, Washington. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Seattle. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in nursing, where it received an A+. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 6.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the highest totals of nursing hours we found. On top of offering high levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as good indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This facility really excelled in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A+. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this area. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This place excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it offered more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the typical nursing home. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Washington in this area with 74.2 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was awarded its third best category score in the category of long-term care. We gave this nursing home a B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In the area of long-term care, we focus on the quantity of care provided by a facility, rather than more sophisticated services. After assessing the very respectable amount of nursing hours and other staffing provided by this facility, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 97.297295 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which appears to be higher than the average nursing home. This combination proved to be effective as this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.83 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Turning our final category, inspections proved to be this facility's weakest link. It received a C in this category. Inspection ratings are based on a nursing home's inspection reports. Our inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This facility had 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in categories J through L. This tells you inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to put patient health or safety in immediate harm or jeopardy. Overall, this inspection certainly could have been worse.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.14% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.25% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.66% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 93.57% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.88% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 23.08% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.


Grade: A-minus

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 23.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.09 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

Grade: F

In Cristwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 73.77% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Seattle, WA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

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