Forks Long Term Care is the lone nursing home we were able to find in Forks, Washington. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the very best rating. We also want to point out that this nursing home is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive healthcare services are available. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Forks Long Term Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.666664 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with patients, in computing our grade in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we scored, this facility received a very favorable grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a very impressive report card. Short-term care grades are critical for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forks Long Term Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forks Long Term Care, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forks Long Term Care, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forks Long Term Care, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forks Long Term Care, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forks Long Term Care, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forks Long Term Care, 13.68% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forks Long Term Care, 93.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forks Long Term Care, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forks Long Term Care, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Forks Long Term Care, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forks Long Term Care, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
- Forks Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away530 Bogachiel Way Forks Washington 98331Government - Hospital District or Authority(360) 374-6271