Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Aberdeen, Washington. This nursing home turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a favorable short-term care score this year. We gave them a strong grade in that category, with a B. This is a notably better grade than the nursing home's overall grade and was a boost to its overall profile. In computing our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is considered to be a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Washington in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has received respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B- in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored is long-term care, which was this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a D in that category. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 99.46524 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.68% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 93.98% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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