Life Care Center of Kennewick is a large nursing home located in Kennewick, Washington. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires strong scores in most areas. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Life Care Center of Kennewick
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially want to emphasize its excellent short-term care score. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. In forming these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Nursing grades are largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient at least once a day.
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We also wanted to point out this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 8 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed was long-term care. In this area, we gave this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This proved to be this nursing home's least impressive category. Our long-term care grade is used to grade a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. One of the data points we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 93.42106 percent of its residents. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Kennewick Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 13.74% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 93.71% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Kennewick, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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