Meridian Meadows Transitional Care is located in Meridian, Idaho. With an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. This place seems to have very little working in its favor. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Meridian Meadows Transitional Care
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
2656 E Magic View Drive,
Meridian ID 83642
85.57% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Meridian Meadows Transitional Care has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not have many positive things to say about this facility's overall score, it did receive a somewhat respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that area with a B-. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing score is largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility averages just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did very well in this metric. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third best area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. With our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is long-term care, which turned out to be a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D in our long-term care category. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.2126 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meridian Meadows Transitional Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 6.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 18.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 88.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 14.54% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 14.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 13.4 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Meridian Meadows Transitional Care, 77.14% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.