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North Valley Extended Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: B+Jan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: B+May 22: B+Jun 22: B+
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North Valley Extended Care's website

22 W 1st Street,
Tonasket WA 98855

(509) 486-3110

84.52% estimated occupancy 1

North Valley Extended Care is a senior living facility located in Tonasket, Washington, a city with a total of 5,863 people. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is very good rating. You can certainly do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - Hospital district
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of performing well in its overall score, this nursing home earned even higher marks in the area of nursing. We gave it one of our best grades in this category with a grade of A. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. This is one of the few nursing homes with an overall score in this range which received multiple category grades this high. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this area. In forming these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we looked at was long-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility a decent grade of B-. This actually was this facility's least impressive category. In the area of long-term care, we analyze the quantity of care provided by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.34711 percent of its residents, which is more than the average nursing home. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

North Valley Extended Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In North Valley Extended Care, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In North Valley Extended Care, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In North Valley Extended Care, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In North Valley Extended Care, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In North Valley Extended Care, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In North Valley Extended Care, 13.68% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In North Valley Extended Care, 93.98% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In North Valley Extended Care, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In North Valley Extended Care, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In North Valley Extended Care, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In North Valley Extended Care, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.