Desert View Care Center of Buhl is in Buhl, Idaho. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this is clearly a very strong facility. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the United States. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Desert View Care Center of Buhl
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
820 Sprague Avenue,
Buhl ID 83316
68.77% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with an A. The nursing category consists of a handful of components, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A-. Not many facilities fared better in this area. Our short-term care grades are presumably most important for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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In addition, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care grade. While this is not as impressive as many of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of our more favorable scores we offer. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.2647 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 7.97% 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, 89.29% 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, 13.52% 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, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 0.95 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, 18.02 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, 11.12 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, 75.93% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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