Frontier Rehab & Extended Care is a nursing home located in Longview, Washington, which has 49,205 people. This is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality rating. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a good fit for quite a few people. As you can see below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Frontier Rehab & Extended Care
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1500 3rd Avenue,
Longview WA 98632
40.42% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this nursing home fared well in short-term care. We awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best grades. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. We awarded it a grade of B+ for that area, which is one of our highest scores. This is one of the few nursing homes with an overall grade in this range which received multiple category grades this high. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 10 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Does this page answer your questions about Frontier Rehab & Extended Care?
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our more positive scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final category we assessed was nursing, in which this facility received a B. This nursing home proved to be very solid across the board. The nursing score consists of several data points, however, the most important one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Frontier Rehab & Extended Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients that have experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 13.74% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 93.71% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
- Peacehealth St John Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.04 miles away1615 Delaware Street Longview Washington 98632Voluntary non-profit - Church(360) 414-2000
- Peacehealth Dialysis Center0.15 miles away600 N Broadway Longview Washington 98632Dialysis Stations: 22 (360) 414-2200
- Pnrs St Helens Dialysis19.7 miles away500 N Columbia River Hwy Ste 510 Saint Helens Oregon 97051Dialysis Stations: 13 (503) 397-9777