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Fircrest School, Pat N

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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

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

(206) 361-3511

109.23% estimated occupancy 1

Fircrest School, Pat N is in Seattle, Washington. The city offers a multitude of available nursing homes. This nursing home was given a first-rate overall grade of A, resulting in it being ranked among the five highest graded nursing homes in the city. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. As you will see below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

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

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also performed well in long-term care, where it received an A. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.618355 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. We looked at the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The final area we looked at was short-term care, where this facility received a B+. This wrapped up an elite profile. Few facilities received a B+ or better in every single category. Our short-term care ratings are presumably most important for those requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Fircrest School, Pat N Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 7.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 2.29% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 13.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 12.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 13.28% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 92.89% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 14.67% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 18.81% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.


Grade: B

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 0.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Fircrest School, Pat N, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient 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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