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.
North Valley Extended Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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
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.
North Valley Extended Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
- North Valley HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.17 miles away203 South Western Tonasket Washington 98855Government - Local(509) 486-2151