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. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Even though we graded this facility extremely poorly overall, it received a somewhat respectable nursing score this year. We gave it a C in this category. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses are with residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to find that this nursing home earned a solid long-term care rating in our assessment. We gave it a C in this category. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home gave the vaccine to 97.8022 percent of its residents, which is a very solid figure. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home did not receive favorable inspection reports in recent years. In fact, it only received a grade of D for its inspection grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. We would scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home was hit with 11 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a risk to patient safety or health. Lastly, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that this place received large government fines of over $50,000. This generally means that inspectors grew tired after multiple years of failed inspections.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, in which this facility received an abysmal grade in this category as well. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously very concerning. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This category is often a solid assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.8 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emerald Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emerald Care, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Care, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Care, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Care, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Care, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Care, 13.28% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Care, 92.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Care, 14.67% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emerald Care, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Emerald Care, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emerald Care, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emerald Care, 12.21 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emerald Care, 75.22% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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