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Pioneer Nursing Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Pioneer Nursing Home's website

1060 D Street West,
Vale OR 97918

(541) 473-3131

50.9% estimated occupancy 1

Pioneer Nursing Home is located in Vale, Oregon. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the top nursing homes we assessed. This nursing home received one of the most impressive ratings we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the 25 best nursing homes in Oregon. This nursing home was also given impressive ratings in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Oregon badge

Best Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Oregon badge

Best Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Oregon badge

Best Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing rating assesses a handful of factors, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving patients at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Moving on our third area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. This is a dominant score. Short-term care grades are typically employed to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. It doesn't look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we looked at was long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. Believe it or not, this ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when it's worst grade still is superior to most other nursing homes. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Pioneer Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 8.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 2.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A+

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 12.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 5.65% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 92.57% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 22.07% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 22.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 13.94 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Pioneer Nursing Home, 75.47% Percentage of Resident

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario, IncAcute Care Hospitals 13.99 miles away351 Sw 9th Street Ontario Oregon 97914Voluntary non-profit - Church(541) 881-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Four Rivers Dialysis Center15.58 miles away515 East Lane Ontario Oregon 97914CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (541) 889-9557
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.16.42 miles away815 Nw 13th St Fruitland Idaho 83619Dialysis Stations: 12 (208) 452-3600