3550 West Americana Terrace, Boise ID 83706 · (208) 615-4940 · 76.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Riverview Rehabilitation is a small nursing home located in Boise, Idaho. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is among the top scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. Boise has a double digit count of nursing homes, but it is unlikely you will need to look at too many others. This one looks like a first class option. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in our inspections category, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes fared as well in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an A+ for its short-term care score. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This facility is markedly above average in terms of its quantity of both physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents. It offered approximately 50% more care per patient from both of these care providers than a typical nursing home provided. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who returned home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy, we found that it fared as well as just about any facility with 65.4 percent of its residents returning home.
Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provides an incredible 5 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in Idaho in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home received an impressive long-term care grade in our assessment, with a grade of B-. Although this isn't quite as dominant as several of its other scores, this remains a decent grade in that area. Long-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's volume of nursing services. This includes a vast range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down this facility's vaccination rates. Finally, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Riverview Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better