Note: Data for Tekoa Care Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Tekoa Care Center is a small nursing home located in Tekoa, Washington. This facility was given a rock bottom overall score based on the data we looked at. This place didn't have much going for it. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 65 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

B

Although we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a grade of B. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

C

This nursing home also didn't rate too badly in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a C for that category, which wound up being another one of its better scores. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Nurse Quality

D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home offered a meager 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. In addition to its below average nursing hours, this place received poor marks in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing grades. We found that a higher percentage of this place's patients experienced falls leading to serious injury. We would argue that many falls could be avoided with better nursing care. This statistic contributed to this place receiving a terrible nursing score.

Long-term Care Quality

F

The next category we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home was given a rock bottom grade of F in that category. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 95.2381 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.82 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Tekoa Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
B
7.05%
State
B+
6.51%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
C
4.76%
State
B+
3.03%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
C
3.33%
State
B
2.47%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
F
67.11%
State
B
14.62%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
D
35.71%
State
A-
12.27%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of quality of care.

Provider
D
12.89%
State
B-
10.42%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Provider
B-
95.89%
State
B
92.43%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A
9.34%
State
B+
13.68%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B+
19.29%
State
B
18.05%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Provider
A+
0.82
State
A-
1.28
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
B-
19.29
State
B
18.05
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better