Life Care Center of Richland is a facility in Richland, Washington, which has 48,318 people. Our rating system was not very kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Richland. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was nursing, which is addressed in the next section.
Life Care Center of Richland
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
44 Goethals Drive,
Richland WA 99352
45.09% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Life Care Center of Richland 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 - 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
Although we graded this nursing home very poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing rating this year. We gave it a B- in this area. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This place provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a relatively low total compared to most facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to discover that this facility received a decent short-term care rating this year. We awarded it a B- in that area. In forming our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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Unfortunately, this place received an F for its inspection grade. When a place has this poor of an inspection grade, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home had 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they caused a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care. This facility received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.1831 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Richland Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Richland, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Richland, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Richland, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Richland, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Richland, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Richland, 13.74% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Richland, 93.71% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Richland, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Richland, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Life Care Center of Richland, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Richland, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Richland, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Richland, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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