Life Care Center of Post Falls is located in Post Falls, Idaho. This city has a population of 37,245 people. This nursing home was given an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. 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 place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Life Care Center of Post Falls
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we gave it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Nursing scores are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that this nursing home earned a somewhat respectable short-term care score in our assessment. We gave it a B- in that area. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 6.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Our third category we assessed is long-term care, in which this nursing home received an F. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility provided the vaccine to 96.875 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable total. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Turning our last category of inspections, this nursing home received an F here. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection grade. We recommend you pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had one category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more serious categories of deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies found 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Post Falls Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 5.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 18.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 16.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 7.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 89.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 19.45% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some believe that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 19.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 12.05 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Post Falls, 75.39% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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