Frontier Rehab & Extended Care is a nursing home located in Longview, Washington, which has 49,205 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the more impressive facilities we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. 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.
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Frontier Rehab & Extended Care
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its impressive achievements in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for its long-term care score. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.481865 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. In determining our nursing grades, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Wrapping up its excellent profile, this nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B+ for that area. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 6.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 4.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who have had falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 0.54% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 22.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 10% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 0.55% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 97.92% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 17.37% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 19.21% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 19.21% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 18.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, 72.59% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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