Gateway Transitional Care Center is one of four nursing homes in Pocatello, Idaho. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires favorable marks in most areas. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. This facility also received strong grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Gateway Transitional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its best category. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. The nursing score analyzes quite a few datapoints, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
In addition, this facility also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's recent inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B in this category. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is often a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to 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 facility. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was long-term care, where this nursing home received a B. This nursing home turned out to be strong in each category we looked at. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.58491 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization 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, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. More frequent bathing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 7.97% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 89.29% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 13.52% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 11.12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gateway Transitional Care Center, 75.93% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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