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Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: A-Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: CSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: COct 20: CJan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: CApr 21: CMay 21: CJun 21: CJul 21: CAug 21: CSep 21: COct 21: CNov 21: CJan 22: FFeb 22: FMar 22: FApr 22: FMay 22: F
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821 21st Avenue,
Lewiston ID 83501

(208) 750-3600

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.

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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: B-minus

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Joseph Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.32 miles away415 Sixth Street Lewiston Idaho 83501Voluntary non-profit - Private(208) 799-5300
  • Tri-State Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.7 miles away1221 Highland Avenue Clarkston Washington 99403Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 758-5511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Lewis-Clark Kidney Center, LLC1.08 miles away2116 12th Ave Lewiston Idaho 83501Dialysis Stations: 23 (208) 743-0662
  • Tri-State Memorial Hospital Inc Dialysis Unit1.74 miles away1221 Highland Ave Clarkston Washington 99403CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (509) 758-4656

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