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.
Discovery Rehabilitation and Living
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing grade analyzes a handful of components, however, the paramount one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth area, this facility was given a high-end long-term care rating. We awarded it a grade of A- in this area, giving this facility straight A's. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 5.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 18.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Discovery Rehabilitation and Living, 16.55% 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, 7.56% 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, 89.26% 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, 13.51% Percentage 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, 19.45% Percentage 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, 0.89 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, 19.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
- Steele Memorial Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.22 miles away203 South Daisy Street Salmon Idaho 83467Government - Local(208) 756-5600