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Life Care Center of Port Townsend

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Life Care Center of Port Townsend's website

751 Kearney Street,
Port Townsend WA 98368

(360) 385-3555

50.42% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Port Townsend is a senior living facility in Port Townsend, Washington. The city has a population of 14,724 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. You can certainly do worse than this facility. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. If it wasn't for this category, this facility's overall score would have been much lower. Short-term care grades are important for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with patients, in computing our rating in this area. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a relatively low total compared with most nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

We also found that this nursing home has received favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many nursing homes in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home received 9 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our last category is long-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area. With our long-term care score, we focus on the sheer volume of care provided by a nursing home, along with a series of qualitative measures. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 94.18605 percent of its patients, which is an above average percentage. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Life Care Center of Port Townsend Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 13.68% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 93.98% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is important for patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 11.24 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Port Townsend, 74.06% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Jefferson HealthcareCritical Access Hospitals 0.93 miles away834 Sheridan Street Port Townsend Washington 98368Government - Hospital District or Authority(360) 385-2200
  • Whidbeyhealth Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 8.12 miles away101 North Main Street Coupeville Washington 98239Government - Hospital District or Authority(360) 678-5151

Nearby Dialysis

  • Olympic Peninsula Kidney Center Northwest1.63 miles away2500 Sims Way Ste 102 Port Townsend Washington 98368Dialysis Stations: 6 (360) 379-9605
  • Puget Sound Kidney Center Whidbey Island14.01 miles away430 Se Midway Blvd Oak Harbor Washington 98277Dialysis Stations: 10 (360) 679-6706
  • Whidbey Island Dialysis Center14.48 miles away32650 State Route 20 Bldg D-101 Oak Harbor Washington 98277Dialysis Stations: 5 (360) 240-1596