Fircrest School, Pat N is an average-sized government-owned nursing home in Seattle, Washington. This facility appears to be one of the higher-rated facilities we assessed. A score of this caliber requires high-end scores across the board. Based on our analysis, this place is just about as as good as it gets. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Fircrest School, Pat N
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
Seattle WA 98155
115% estimated occupancy 1
One of the many reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, this turned out to be its best category. In this area, we awarded this facility an A. We looked at the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses worked with residents, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A-. Not many nursing homes performed as well in this area. Our inspection scores are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Facilities that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care ratings are probably most meaningful for people needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory 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. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this nursing home was awarded an excellent long-term care score. We gave it a B+ in this area, rounding out one of our more favorable report cards. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.09976 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.71 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.
Fircrest School, Pat N Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 3.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 2.25% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 13.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 12.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 14.66% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 93.57% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 13.88% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 23.08% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fircrest School, Pat N, 23.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Seattle, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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