With an address in Anacortes, Washington, Fidalgo Care Center is the lone facility located in the area. With an overall grade of C, this looks like a middle of the road nursing home. This place has a few things going for it. The best part of this facility's report card was is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Fidalgo Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of A- in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This facility also excelled in our nursing category, where it received an B+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Nursing scores are mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. When a place has this poor of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This nursing home was hit with 8 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility also received 7 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care, which is this nursing home's weakest category. It received a lowly F for this area, which is certainly very concerning. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.55173 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fidalgo Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fidalgo Care Center, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fidalgo Care Center, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which experienced falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fidalgo Care Center, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fidalgo Care Center, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fidalgo Care Center, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fidalgo Care Center, 13.74% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fidalgo Care Center, 93.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fidalgo Care Center, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fidalgo Care Center, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Fidalgo Care Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fidalgo Care Center, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fidalgo Care Center, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fidalgo Care Center, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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