Spokane Veterans Home is a nursing home located in Spokane, Washington which has a population of 342,856 people. This facility is a well below average facility. A score in this range suggests we found a few red flags. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Spokane. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.
Spokane Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Spokane Veterans Home has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we gave it a B- for inspections. This grade is better than this place's overall score. Inspection scores are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is well below average. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this metric. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B- in this category. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home was given a poor grade of F in this area. For patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.526505 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Spokane Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Spokane Veterans Home, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Spokane Veterans Home, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Spokane Veterans Home, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Spokane Veterans Home, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Spokane Veterans Home, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Spokane Veterans Home, 13.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Spokane Veterans Home, 93.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Spokane Veterans Home, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Spokane Veterans Home, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
In Spokane Veterans Home, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Spokane Veterans Home, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Spokane Veterans Home, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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
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