Gateway Transitional Care Center is one of four nursing homes in Pocatello, Idaho. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is among the top scores we offer. A score in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. We also gave this nursing home impressive ratings in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Gateway Transitional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
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. Our nursing score is largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Idaho in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents more often.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end assessments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its short-term care grade. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is frequently a solid measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Our inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is long-term care. In this category, we gave this nursing home a favorable grade of B. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.130844 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gateway Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 5.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 18.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 16.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 7.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 89.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 19.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 19.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 12.05 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 75.39% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Pocatello, ID
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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