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Sapphire at Cedar Crossings

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Aug 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B+May 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
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6003 Se 136th Avenue,
Portland OR 97236

(971) 978-1268

87.01% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Sapphire at Cedar Crossings has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Note: Sapphire at Cedar Crossings has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Sapphire at Cedar Crossings is in the large metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon which has a total of 841,711 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A score in this range typically indicates a few red flags. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 14 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. The only positive thing we can say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we want to point out its decent health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded it a relatively respectable score of B- in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this facility a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing score is largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next highest category was its long-term care score, where it received a B-. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 97.70992 percent of its residents. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.05 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we graded is short-term care, which turned out to be a low point for this facility. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in the area of short-term care. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Given its poor score in this category, we weren't surprised to find that this nursing home offers substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.3 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Sapphire at Cedar Crossings Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 9.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 2.67% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 15.04% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 12.62% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 6.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 92.26% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 12.97% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 18.46% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: F

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 1.54 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Sapphire at Cedar Crossings, 18.46 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Portland, OR

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Portland, Oregon has 13 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.58 miles away10180 Se Sunnyside Road Clackamas Oregon 97015Voluntary non-profit - Other(503) 652-2880
  • Providence Portland Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.48 miles away4805 Ne Glisan Street Portland Oregon 97213Voluntary non-profit - Private(503) 215-1111
  • Legacy Mount Hood Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.19 miles away24800 Se Stark Street Gresham Oregon 97030Voluntary non-profit - Private(503) 674-1122
  • Ohsu Hospital and ClinicsAcute Care Hospitals 8.02 miles away3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Road Portland Oregon 97239Voluntary non-profit - Other(503) 494-6245
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.36 miles away2801 N Gantenbein Avenue Portland Oregon 97227Voluntary non-profit - Private(503) 413-2200
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.06 miles away1015 Nw 22nd Avenue, w121 Portland Oregon 97210Voluntary non-profit - Private(503) 413-7711
  • Providence Willamette Falls Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.07 miles away1500 Division Street Oregon City Oregon 97045Voluntary non-profit - Private(503) 657-6915

Nearby Dialysis

  • Portland Dialysis Center3.18 miles away10595 Se Stark St Portland Oregon 97216Dialysis Stations: 15 (503) 252-0019
  • Foster Powell Dialysis3.4 miles away6828 Se Foster Rd Portland Oregon 97206Dialysis Stations: 17 (503) 777-5780
  • Portland Gateway Dialysis3.89 miles away9932 Ne Halsey St Portland Oregon 97220CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (503) 253-8170
  • Portland Home Dialysis Clinic3.91 miles away10802 Se Washington Street Portland Oregon 97216Dialysis Stations: 2 (503) 254-4426
  • Fmc Clackamas Kidney Center4.32 miles away13560 Se 97th Ave Clackamas Oregon 97015CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (503) 659-8200
  • Davita Gresham Station Dialysis4.55 miles away878 Nw Burnside Rd Gresham Oregon 97030Dialysis Stations: 17 (503) 465-1068
  • Lake Road Dialysis5.11 miles away6902 Se Lake Rd, Suite 100 Portland Oregon 97267CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (503) 794-1288
  • Gresham Dialysis Center5.23 miles away1360 E Powell Blvd Gresham Oregon 97030CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (503) 465-1650