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.
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Pioneer Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Best Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Oregon Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to receive more than one A+ category grades. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is generally a solid measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that 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 facility on a permanent basis.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses worked with residents, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a B. While this is its least impressive category rating, this is still a strong grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. 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.
Pioneer Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 9.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that sustained falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 2.67% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 15.04% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 12.62% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 6.44% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 92.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 12.97% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 18.46% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 18.46 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 14.28 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pioneer Nursing Home, 77% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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