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 10 nursing homes in Idaho. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Discovery Rehabilitation and Living
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
600 Shanafelt Street,
Salmon ID 83467
55.33% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall score, this nursing home received a first-rate nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that area. Our nursing rating is based on a number of subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A for that category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Building on its remarkable profile, this nursing home also was awarded a superb short-term care score, with a score of A. Short-term care grades are generally used to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To have highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home 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. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This facility has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. This is one of the few facilities in the state to receive an A- or better in all four categories. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 5.85% 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, 3.33% 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, 2.48% 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, 17.95% 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, 16.27% 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, 7.97% 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, 89.29% 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, 13.52% 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, 18.02% 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, 0.95 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, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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