Located in Hood River, Oregon, Hood River Care Center is the sole facility we found there. It looks like this nursing home is one of the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. A score in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next section.
Hood River Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. Adding to its elite resume, this facility also excelled in this area. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A- for that category. In computing these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. 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. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of B-. This was this facility's weakest category. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.08917 percent of its residents. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hood River Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hood River Care Center, 8.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hood River Care Center, 2.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hood River Care Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hood River Care Center, 15.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hood River Care Center, 12.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hood River Care Center, 5.35% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hood River Care Center, 92.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hood River Care Center, 13.93% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hood River Care Center, 23.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Hood River Care Center, 1.11 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hood River Care Center, 23.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hood River Care Center, 14.47 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hood River Care Center, 75.28% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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