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Riverview Retirement Community

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  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

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. In fact, we found this facility to be better than most of the nursing homes in Spokane, which has a city grade of B-. 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


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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also excelled in inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that area. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. There are a host of factors within this grade. Most of the datapoints reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the last area, we gave this facility a D for long-term care. This was the nursing home's weakest category score. Of course, this grade hurt the facility's overall profile to a certain degree. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 99.37888 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Riverview Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Riverview Retirement Community, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Riverview Retirement Community, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating several medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Riverview Retirement Community, 13.74% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Riverview Retirement Community, 93.71% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 13.94% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Riverview Retirement Community, 21.78% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: A-plus

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

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Riverview Retirement Community, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Riverview Retirement Community, 10.98 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Riverview Retirement Community, 74.42% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

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 A-minus
  • 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