Keiro Northwest is a large non-profit nursing home located in Seattle, Washington. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires solid marks in most areas. Even in a city of 26 other nursing homes, this nursing home looks like a great option. As you can find below, this place also performed well in our category scores. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jan 10, 2019 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Keiro Northwest has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Diabetes Management
- Recreational Therapy
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A for our short-term care score. Short-term care grades are typically used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B in this area. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.10145 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Lastly, we found that this nursing home has earned favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Keiro Northwest Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Keiro Northwest, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Keiro Northwest, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Keiro Northwest, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents that had UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Keiro Northwest, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Keiro Northwest, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Keiro Northwest, 13.68% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Keiro Northwest, 93.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Keiro Northwest, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Keiro Northwest, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Keiro Northwest, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Keiro Northwest, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Keiro Northwest, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Keiro Northwest, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Seattle, WA
- 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 B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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