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Fircrest School, Pat N

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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15230-15th Northeast,
Seattle WA 98155

(206) 361-3511

114.67% estimated occupancy 1

Fircrest School, Pat N is in Seattle, Washington, which turns out to have an abundance of nursing homes. This facility received an extremely impressive overall rating of A-, making it among the ten highest rated nursing homes in the city. Based on our analysis, you can not go wrong with this place. As you can find below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - State

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. There are a number of subcategories within this area. Many of these subcategories are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home 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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our third category, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Our short-term care scores are probably most meaningful for those requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we scored was long-term care, where this facility was given a B. This actually is this nursing home's weakest category. A facility could be doing a lot worse when it's worst score still is better than most facilities. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 97.85715 percent of its residents, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fircrest School, Pat N Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents which suffered falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 13.74% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 93.71% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 13.94% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 21.78% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.


Grade: B-plus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Scores for Seattle, WA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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