Sunshine Health Facilities is located in the large metropolitan area of Spokane, Washington which has a total of 342,856 people. This facility was given a very impressive overall rating of A, resulting in it being ranked among the three highest graded nursing homes in Spokane. Despite Spokane offering 14 other nursing homes to choose from, this one stood out as a superb option. This facility also received strong ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Sunshine Health Facilities
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- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. Nursing grades are primarily based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility was given dominant marks in the category of short-term care. As a result, it was given one of our most impressive scores in that area with a grade of A+. In determining our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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In addition, this facility also received first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings aren't something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was long-term care. This nursing home received a favorable nursing score in our assessment, with a grade of B. While this is not quite as good as some of its other grades, this remains one of our more impressive scores in this area. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sunshine Health Facilities Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 5.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sunshine Health Facilities, 0% 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, 3.85% 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, 34.15% 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, 20.41% 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, 17.31% 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, 99.09% 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, 10.2% 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, 14.44% 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, 14.44% 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, 10.05% 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, 78.36% 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 B-plus
- 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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