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 performed equally well in our category grades. We give this place two thumbs up!
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Forks Long Term Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - Federal
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures 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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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home also received an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to be awarded more than one A+ category grades. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 94.520546 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of A-. This finished off a very strong profile. Very few facilities received an A- or better in in each area we assessed. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility'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, 1.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forks Long Term Care, 4.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which had a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forks Long Term Care, 4.23% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forks Long Term Care, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forks Long Term Care, 17.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forks Long Term Care, 7.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forks Long Term Care, 97.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forks Long Term Care, 17.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forks Long Term Care, 13.39% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forks Long Term Care, 13.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
- Forks Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away530 Bogachiel Way Forks Washington 98331Government - Hospital District or Authority(360) 374-6271