Desert View Care Center of Buhl is in Buhl, Idaho. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this is a very good facility. We ranked this facility as one of the 50 best facilities in Idaho. Keep reading to find this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Desert View Care Center of Buhl
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A-. The nursing category is based on many subcategories, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility received a strong long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.27007 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B. This nursing home did not end up having any noticeable weaknesses. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Desert View Care Center of Buhl Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 5.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have sustained urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 18.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 16.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 7.56% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 89.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 19.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 19.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 12.05 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 75.39% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.