Laurel Hill Nursing Center is one of four facilities located in Grants Pass, Oregon. This nursing home was given a solid overall grade of B-. Due to the nursing homes in Grants Pass did not receive glowing grades as a group, we determined that this facility is a higher quality selection than most of the facilities in Grants Pass. You could certainly do worse than this place. The best part of this place's profile is is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Laurel Hill Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in our short-term care category, with an A- in this area. This really propped up its overall grade. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
In addition, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it earned an B+. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing grade consists of many factors, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home averages 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care. It received an F for this area, which is an abysmal grade. This is obviously a significant disappointment. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 94.5946 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurel Hill Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 12.77% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 2.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 1.39% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 20% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 1.43% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 1.43% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 94.73% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 10.14% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 10.41% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 10.41% 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 avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 8.8% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laurel Hill Nursing Center, 69.61% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Grants Pass, OR
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of F
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Grants Pass, Oregon has 3 other nursing homes
- Asante Three Rivers Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.07 miles away500 Sw Ramsey Avenue Grants Pass Oregon 97527Voluntary non-profit - Other(541) 472-7000