Note: Life Care Center of Post Falls has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Life Care Center of Post Falls is an average-sized facility in Post Falls, Idaho. With a really poor overall grade of F, this nursing home isn't high on our list. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Post Falls. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 120 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B-
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Historical

Even though we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we gave it a B- for our nursing category. Our nursing score is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provides 4.5 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is better than average. In calculating our nursing ratings, we add more weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. Finally, this place was relatively weak in two of the datapoints we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This facility also didn't grade out poorly in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we gave it a grade of B- in that area, which ended up being another one of its better grades. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is typically a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. This facility provided more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. In addition to performing well in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it also fared well with 68.8 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: DMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

This nursing home wound up receiving a a very poor grade in our long-term care category. It was given an F in this area. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.83721 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.17 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Turning our last category of inspections, this facility received an abysmal grade. You should pay special attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection grade. We recommend you pay close attention to the level of severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed a category G through L deficiency, which are among the more serious deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies uncovered by CMS had the potential to create actual harm to patients. Another red flag is that CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
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Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Life Care Center of Post Falls Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Provider
C
10.36%
State
A-
4.85%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
C
4.26%
State
B+
2.89%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B-
3.19%
State
B
2.43%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents which are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Provider
A-
9.96%
State
B
17.7%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
11.38%
State
B+
18.02%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
B
1.67%
State
B
5.1%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A-
99.42%
State
B
88.79%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B
14.94%
State
B+
13.84%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A
22.86%
State
B
17.4%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
A-
1.17
State
A-
1.12
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
D
22.86
State
B
17.4
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
D
14.33
State
B-
11.4
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
B-
65.81%
State
B
69.21%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Kootenai Health 5.61 mi
2003 Kootenai Health Way Coeur D Alene Idaho 83814
(208) 625-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Multicare Valley Hospital 15.33 mi
12606 East Mission Avenue Spokane Washington 99216
(509) 924-6650
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc Post Falls Dialysis Unit 0.85 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1300 E Mullan Suite 1200 Post Falls Idaho 83854
(208) 777-6054
Dsi Post Falls Dialysis 0.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
920 North Highway 41 Ste 3 Post Falls Idaho 83854
(208) 627-2039
Fmc North Idaho Dialysis Facility 5.24 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
Kootenai Medical Center 2100 Ironwood Court Suite A Coeur D Alene Idaho 83814
(208) 664-3064
Fmc Hayden Lake 5.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
7600 Mineral Dr Ste 850 Coeur D Alene Idaho 83815
(208) 762-4411
Dsi Hayden Dialysis 6.34 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
8556 Wayne Dr Hayden Idaho 83835
(208) 762-7724
Spokane Valley Renal Center 15.2 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 10
12610 E Mirabeau Pkwy Suite 100 Spokane Washington 99216
(509) 228-9933
Fmc Valley Dialysis Unit 15.61 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
1017 North Pines Rd Spokane Washington 99206
(509) 891-1107