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Emerald Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Emerald Care's website

209 North Ahtanum Avenue,
Wapato WA 98951

(509) 877-3175

85.48% estimated occupancy 1

Emerald Care is a facility located in Wapato, Washington. This city has a total of 13,739 people. This facility was given a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a well below average score. This is not the worse facility we graded, however, we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

While we were down on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B+ in nursing. The nursing score analyzes quite a few datapoints, but the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility was awarded its second most favorable category score in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. With our long-term care rating, we focus on the quantity of care offered by a nursing home, as well as a series of qualitative metrics. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.5348 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Sadly, this facility received a grade of just D in our inspection category. This is well below average grade. One of the more critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We recommend you scrutinize the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had 11 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, we want to point out that this place was assessed significant government fines exceeding $50,000. This usually suggests that inspectors became fed up after multiple years of failed health inspections.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home was given an abysmal grade of F in this area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Emerald Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Emerald Care, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Emerald Care, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Emerald Care, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Emerald Care, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Emerald Care, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Emerald Care, 13.74% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Emerald Care, 93.71% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Emerald Care, 13.94% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Emerald Care, 21.78% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Emerald Care, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Emerald Care, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Emerald Care, 10.98 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Emerald Care, 74.42% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Astria Toppenish HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.54 miles away502 W Fourth Ave Toppenish Washington 98948Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 865-1520
  • Astria Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.27 miles away110 South Ninth Ave Yakima Washington 98902Proprietary(509) 575-5102
  • Yakima Valley Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.56 miles away2811 Tieton Drive Yakima Washington 98902Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 575-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Wapato Dialysis0.13 miles away502 West 1st Street Wapato Washington 98951Dialysis Stations: 6 (509) 877-2085
  • Union Gap Dialysis Center7.86 miles away1236 Ahtanum Ridge Business Park Yakima Washington 98903CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (509) 469-6292
  • Zillah Dialysis7.86 miles away823 Zillah West Rd Ste 300 Zillah Washington 98953Dialysis Stations: 8 (509) 829-0209
  • Yakima Dialysis Center12.77 miles away1221 N 16th Ave Yakima Washington 98902CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (509) 457-8333