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Oregon Veterans Home

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Oregon Veterans Home's website

700 Veterans Drive,
The Dalles OR 97058

(541) 296-7190

64.43% estimated occupancy 1

Oregon Veterans Home is located in The Dalles, Oregon, a city with 19,838 people. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing grade, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home earned a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent nursing rating. We gave them an A in this area. The nursing grade consists of a handful of datapoints, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a patient more frequently.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

This facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on its recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an B+ for that category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this facility also received favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded it one of our stronger scores in that area, with a score of B. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 92.1519 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we analyzed was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. Even though this wound up being its poorest category grade, this is still not the end of the world. With our short-term care rating, we try to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Oregon Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 8.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Oregon Veterans Home, 2.36% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Oregon Veterans Home, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Oregon Veterans Home, 15.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 12.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Oregon Veterans Home, 5.35% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 92.77% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 13.93% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Oregon Veterans Home, 23.47% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 1.11 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 23.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 14.47 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Oregon Veterans Home, 75.28% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mid-Columbia Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.08 miles away1700 E 19th Street The Dalles Oregon 97058Voluntary non-profit - Other(541) 296-1111
  • Skyline HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.52 miles away211 Skyline Drive White Salmon Washington 98672Government - Hospital District or Authority(509) 491-1101

Nearby Dialysis

  • Pnrs Columbia River the Dalles0.6 miles away411 Lone Pine Blvd The Dalles Oregon 97058Dialysis Stations: 13 (541) 298-1007