Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston is a nursing home in Lewiston, Idaho, a city with 34,230 people. Featuring an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Lewiston. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
821 21st Avenue,
Lewiston ID 83501
74.69% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this nursing home very poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing grade this year. We gave it a B- in that area. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. According to CMS records, this nursing home averaged 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Keep in mind that when we calculate our nursing scores, we add more weight to hours performed by nurses with a higher level of skill. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't grade out poorly in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we gave it a grade of B- for that area, which turned out to be among its more respectable grades. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 42.4 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to learn that this facility earned a decent long-term care score in our assessment. We gave it a B- in that area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 95.505615 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable datapoint. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.51 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final category we assessed is inspections. This nursing home didn't receive favorable inspection reports in recent years. As a result, we had to give it an F in this category. For facilities with bad inspection grades, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. Tragically, this place had one category L deficiency. This type of deficiency indicates widespread threats to resident safety or health. A deficiency in this category is toxic to a facility's inspection grade. On top of having severe deficiencies, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 5.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained 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 staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 3.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 2.2% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 18.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 7.63% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 90.15% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 19.49% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston, 19.49 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Scores for Lewiston, ID
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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 B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Lewiston, Idaho has 5 other nursing homes
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