Discovery Rehabilitation and Living is a small nursing home located in Salmon, Idaho. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility. It received one of the highest ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires top-notch marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the top 25 nursing homes in Idaho. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Discovery Rehabilitation and Living
- 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
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more critical for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end assessment, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A-. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 97.91667 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the last area, this facility also received a very strong nursing grade, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up an elusive straight A report card. The nursing grade is based on many data points, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Discovery Rehabilitation and Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 3.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 6.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 4.88% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 9.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 12.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 8.79% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 98.96% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 10.64% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 14.99% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 14.99% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 16.21% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 79.64% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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