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Riverview Retirement Community

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: B
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Riverview Retirement Community's website

1841 East Upriver Drive,
Spokane WA 99207

(509) 483-6483

54.66% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Riverview Retirement Community has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Riverview Retirement Community is one of 14 facilities in Spokane, Washington. It looks like this is a good nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable score. Indeed, we ranked this facility as the fifth best facility in Spokane. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Colostomy Care
  • Aquatic Therapy

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled at short-term care, where it earned an A-. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more critical for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. Our nursing category includes quite a few datapoints, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem 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 leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next category we rated was long-term care, which was this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this category. Unfortunately, this grade pulled down the facility's overall grade to some degree. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 99.37888 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Riverview Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Riverview Retirement Community, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Riverview Retirement Community, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Riverview Retirement Community, 13.68% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 93.98% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Riverview Retirement Community, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Riverview Retirement Community, 11.24 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Riverview Retirement Community, 74.06% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Spokane, WA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

Looking for more options? Spokane, Washington has 13 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • PROV Sacred Hrt Med Ctr & Childs Hosp.Acute Care Hospitals 2.42 miles away101 West 8th Avenue Spokane Washington 99204Voluntary non-profit - Church(509) 474-3040
  • Providence Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.53 miles away5633 North Lidgerwood Spokane Washington 99208Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 482-2450
  • Multicare Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.78 miles away12606 East Mission Avenue Spokane Washington 99216Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 924-6650

Nearby Dialysis

  • Downtown Spokane Renal Center1.97 miles away601 West 5th Ave Ste 101 Spokane Washington 99204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (509) 363-0070
  • Fmc Northpointe Dialysis Unit4.76 miles away1116 E Westview Court Spokane Washington 99218CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (509) 468-8606
  • North Spokane Renal Center5.58 miles away7701 N Division Street Ste B Spokane Washington 99208CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (509) 465-3161
  • Fmc Spokane Kidney Center5.78 miles away610 S Sherman Ave Suite 101 Spokane Washington 99202CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (509) 473-1010
  • Fmc Valley Dialysis Unit6.6 miles away1017 North Pines Rd Spokane Washington 99206CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (509) 891-1107
  • Spokane Valley Renal Center6.78 miles away12610 E Mirabeau Pkwy Suite 100 Spokane Washington 99216CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (509) 228-9933