Emerald Care is a facility located in Wapato, Washington. This city has a total of 13,739 people. This facility was given an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. This place is about as bad as it gets. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating weighs a handful of factors, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to learn that this nursing home earned a decent long-term care grade this year. We awarded it a C in this category. In our long-term care grade, we look at the quantity of services offered by a facility, as well as a series of qualitative metrics. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 95.84906 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home received a grade of just D in the area of inspections. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This particular facility was hit with 11 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received significant government fines of more than $50,000. This generally means that inspectors grew tired after multiple years of failed health inspections.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth category, this nursing home really didn't perform well in this area either. Due to a poor grade of F in short-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is frequently a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. With its score in this area, we weren't stunned to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.1 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emerald Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emerald Care, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Care, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Care, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Care, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Care, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Care, 13.68% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Care, 93.98% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Care, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emerald Care, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Emerald Care, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emerald Care, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emerald Care, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emerald Care, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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