Sunshine Health Facilities is located in the large metropolitan area of Spokane, Washington which has a total of 342,856 people. With an overall rating of B+, we scored this facility as ranked among the three highest graded nursing homes in Spokane. Overall grades in this range are a strong indication of a very good facility. In spite of Spokane having 14 other nursing homes to select from, this nursing home jumped off the page as a quality choice. We were also pleased to find that this facility didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Sunshine Health Facilities
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care grades are arguably more meaningful for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 7.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an A+ long-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to receive more than one A+ category scores. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.22481 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Turning to the final category we assessed, this nursing home earned a decent score in inspections as well. We gave it a grade of B- for that category. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sunshine Health Facilities Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered falls resulting in major 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 Sunshine Health Facilities, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 13.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 93.71% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of 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 A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
Looking for more options? Spokane, Washington has 13 other nursing homes
- Multicare Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.09 miles away12606 East Mission Avenue Spokane Washington 99216Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 924-6650
- PROV Sacred Hrt Med Ctr & Childs Hosp.Acute Care Hospitals 6.8 miles away101 West 8th Avenue Spokane Washington 99204Voluntary non-profit - Church(509) 474-3040
- Providence Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.76 miles away5633 North Lidgerwood Spokane Washington 99208Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 482-2450
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- Downtown Spokane Renal Center6.32 miles away601 West 5th Ave Ste 101 Spokane Washington 99204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (509) 363-0070
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