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The Gardens on University

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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The Gardens on University's website

414 S University Rd,
Spokane WA 99206

(509) 924-4650

54.51% estimated occupancy 1

The Gardens on University is just one of 14 possibilities in Spokane, Washington. This nursing home received an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. Based on our ratings, this place is not a fit for any prospective resident. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Oncology Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Although we graded this facility very poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing rating this year. We gave it a C in this area. Our nursing score is mostly based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared with most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the category of short-term care, this nursing home was awarded a grade of just D in that area. Sadly, this proved to be one of its best areas. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is generally a fair assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Based on its grade in this area, we weren't stunned to discover that this nursing home is well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients that returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.3 percent of its patients returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Among this facility's alarming category grades was an F for its inspection grade. Generally, this indicates we found red flags on the nursing home's government inspection reports. For facilities that received this poor of an inspection rating, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home was assessed one category J or K deficiency, which are among the worst deficiencies. Lastly, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received large government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This often signifies that a nursing home's bad performance spanned several years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we analyzed is long-term care. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is a rock bottom grade. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 95.92593 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

The Gardens on University Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In The Gardens on University, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In The Gardens on University, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In The Gardens on University, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this metric can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In The Gardens on University, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In The Gardens on University, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In The Gardens on University, 13.68% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens on University, 93.98% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In The Gardens on University, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In The Gardens on University, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Gardens on University, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In The Gardens on University, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In The Gardens on University, 11.24 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In The Gardens on University, 74.06% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

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

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