Promontory Point Rehabilitation
3909 South 25th East, Idaho Falls ID 83406 · (208) 528-4000 · 89.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Promontory Point Rehabilitation is one of four nursing homes located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Featuring an overall score of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. Based on our ratings, this place looks like a good fit for most people. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which is addressed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 30 Beds
For profit - Limited Liability company
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a strong overall score, this facility also earned an elite short-term care grade. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with an A. Short-term care scores are vital for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it provided approximately one and a half times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average nursing home. This is what we like to find when grading a facility in this category. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Idaho in this area with 59.6 percent of its residents returning home. With most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Turning to another one of this facility's strengths, it also earned a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections turned out to be one of its best categories. We awarded this facility an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This place boasts a really impressive 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in Idaho when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area was long-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. For this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of just D. We want to to draw your attention to this potential weakness, but you should not dwell on a single bad category either. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on vaccination rates. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Promontory Point Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better