Note: The Gardens on University has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

The Gardens on University is located in Spokane, Washington, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. Our rating scheme was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall score of F. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is not a good fit for any prospective resident. We would not 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, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 124 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

Less:
More:
January
January 1, 2019January 2, 2019January 3, 2019January 4, 2019January 5, 2019January 6, 2019January 7, 2019January 8, 2019January 9, 2019January 10, 2019January 11, 2019January 12, 2019January 13, 2019January 14, 2019January 15, 2019January 16, 2019January 17, 2019January 18, 2019January 19, 2019January 20, 2019January 21, 2019January 22, 2019January 23, 2019January 24, 2019January 25, 2019January 26, 2019January 27, 2019January 28, 2019January 29, 2019January 30, 2019January 31, 2019
February
February 1, 2019February 2, 2019February 3, 2019February 4, 2019February 5, 2019February 6, 2019February 7, 2019February 8, 2019February 9, 2019February 10, 2019February 11, 2019February 12, 2019February 13, 2019February 14, 2019February 15, 2019February 16, 2019February 17, 2019February 18, 2019February 19, 2019February 20, 2019February 21, 2019February 22, 2019February 23, 2019February 24, 2019February 25, 2019February 26, 2019February 27, 2019February 28, 2019
March
March 1, 2019March 2, 2019March 3, 2019March 4, 2019March 5, 2019March 6, 2019March 7, 2019March 8, 2019March 9, 2019March 10, 2019March 11, 2019March 12, 2019March 13, 2019March 14, 2019March 15, 2019March 16, 2019March 17, 2019March 18, 2019March 19, 2019March 20, 2019March 21, 2019March 22, 2019March 23, 2019March 24, 2019March 25, 2019March 26, 2019March 27, 2019March 28, 2019March 29, 2019March 30, 2019March 31, 2019
April
April 1, 2019April 2, 2019April 3, 2019April 4, 2019April 5, 2019April 6, 2019April 7, 2019April 8, 2019April 9, 2019April 10, 2019April 11, 2019April 12, 2019April 13, 2019April 14, 2019April 15, 2019April 16, 2019April 17, 2019April 18, 2019April 19, 2019April 20, 2019April 21, 2019April 22, 2019April 23, 2019April 24, 2019April 25, 2019April 26, 2019April 27, 2019April 28, 2019April 29, 2019April 30, 2019
May
May 1, 2019May 2, 2019May 3, 2019May 4, 2019May 5, 2019May 6, 2019May 7, 2019May 8, 2019May 9, 2019May 10, 2019May 11, 2019May 12, 2019May 13, 2019May 14, 2019May 15, 2019May 16, 2019May 17, 2019May 18, 2019May 19, 2019May 20, 2019May 21, 2019May 22, 2019May 23, 2019May 24, 2019May 25, 2019May 26, 2019May 27, 2019May 28, 2019May 29, 2019May 30, 2019May 31, 2019
June
June 1, 2019June 2, 2019June 3, 2019June 4, 2019June 5, 2019June 6, 2019June 7, 2019June 8, 2019June 9, 2019June 10, 2019June 11, 2019June 12, 2019June 13, 2019June 14, 2019June 15, 2019June 16, 2019June 17, 2019June 18, 2019June 19, 2019June 20, 2019June 21, 2019June 22, 2019June 23, 2019June 24, 2019June 25, 2019June 26, 2019June 27, 2019June 28, 2019June 29, 2019June 30, 2019
July
July 1, 2019July 2, 2019July 3, 2019July 4, 2019July 5, 2019July 6, 2019July 7, 2019July 8, 2019July 9, 2019July 10, 2019July 11, 2019July 12, 2019July 13, 2019July 14, 2019July 15, 2019July 16, 2019July 17, 2019July 18, 2019July 19, 2019July 20, 2019July 21, 2019July 22, 2019July 23, 2019July 24, 2019July 25, 2019July 26, 2019July 27, 2019July 28, 2019July 29, 2019July 30, 2019July 31, 2019
August
August 1, 2019August 2, 2019August 3, 2019August 4, 2019August 5, 2019August 6, 2019August 7, 2019August 8, 2019August 9, 2019August 10, 2019August 11, 2019August 12, 2019August 13, 2019August 14, 2019August 15, 2019August 16, 2019August 17, 2019August 18, 2019August 19, 2019August 20, 2019August 21, 2019August 22, 2019August 23, 2019August 24, 2019August 25, 2019August 26, 2019August 27, 2019August 28, 2019August 29, 2019August 30, 2019August 31, 2019
September
September 1, 2019September 2, 2019September 3, 2019September 4, 2019September 5, 2019September 6, 2019September 7, 2019September 8, 2019September 9, 2019September 10, 2019September 11, 2019September 12, 2019September 13, 2019September 14, 2019September 15, 2019September 16, 2019September 17, 2019September 18, 2019September 19, 2019September 20, 2019September 21, 2019September 22, 2019September 23, 2019September 24, 2019September 25, 2019September 26, 2019September 27, 2019September 28, 2019September 29, 2019September 30, 2019
October
October 1, 2019October 2, 2019October 3, 2019October 4, 2019October 5, 2019October 6, 2019October 7, 2019October 8, 2019October 9, 2019October 10, 2019October 11, 2019October 12, 2019October 13, 2019October 14, 2019October 15, 2019October 16, 2019October 17, 2019October 18, 2019October 19, 2019October 20, 2019October 21, 2019October 22, 2019October 23, 2019October 24, 2019October 25, 2019October 26, 2019October 27, 2019October 28, 2019October 29, 2019October 30, 2019October 31, 2019
November
November 1, 2019November 2, 2019November 3, 2019November 4, 2019November 5, 2019November 6, 2019November 7, 2019November 8, 2019November 9, 2019November 10, 2019November 11, 2019November 12, 2019November 13, 2019November 14, 2019November 15, 2019November 16, 2019November 17, 2019November 18, 2019November 19, 2019November 20, 2019November 21, 2019November 22, 2019November 23, 2019November 24, 2019November 25, 2019November 26, 2019November 27, 2019November 28, 2019November 29, 2019November 30, 2019
December
December 1, 2019December 2, 2019December 3, 2019December 4, 2019December 5, 2019December 6, 2019December 7, 2019December 8, 2019December 9, 2019December 10, 2019December 11, 2019December 12, 2019December 13, 2019December 14, 2019December 15, 2019December 16, 2019December 17, 2019December 18, 2019December 19, 2019December 20, 2019December 21, 2019December 22, 2019December 23, 2019December 24, 2019December 25, 2019December 26, 2019December 27, 2019December 28, 2019December 29, 2019December 30, 2019December 31, 2019

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While this facility's overall score was rock bottom, it didn't perform as poorly in nursing. We awarded it a B- for this area. The nursing score weighs a handful of factors, most of which are associated with nursing hours. According to its CMS reports, this facility provided an average of 3.9 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which was above the national average. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in some quality-focused statistics. Specifically, we look at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We were also surprised to learn that this nursing home earned a solid short-term care score in our assessment. We awarded it a B- in that category. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 37.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

We wanted to note that this nursing home received a lowly F for its inspection score. An F in this area is particularly troublesome because it usually points to red flags on the nursing home's inspections. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection rating. We would pay close attention to the severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with one category J through K deficiency, which are among the worst deficiencies. This generally means that the government inspectors found a deficiency which places resident health or safety in immediate jeopardy. Another area of concern is that CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The final category we analyzed is long-term care, in which this facility was given a bottom of the barrel grade here as well. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is definitely very concerning. Nursing homes that do not score well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. This nursing home's vaccination statistics were a bit weaker than a few of the other statistics in this area, such as its number of nursing hours per resident. It gave the pneumonia vaccine to just 88.83248 percent of its patients. We would like to see some improvement in this area next year. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.53 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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

The Gardens on University Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
C
9.58%
State
B+
6.51%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
A-
2.03%
State
B+
3.03%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A-
1.02%
State
B
2.47%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
25.93%
State
B
14.62%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
B
19.54%
State
A-
12.27%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
D
15.73%
State
B-
10.42%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Provider
C
92.16%
State
B
92.43%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
C
19.21%
State
B+
13.68%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
B+
19.84%
State
B
18.05%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Provider
A+
1.53
State
A-
1.28
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
B-
19.84
State
B
18.05
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
5.13
State
B-
11.56
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A-
78.1%
State
B
67.15%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Multicare Valley Hospital 1.77 mi
12606 East Mission Avenue Spokane Washington 99216
(509) 924-6650
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
PROV Sacred Hrt Med Ctr & Childs Hosp. 6.99 mi
101 West 8th Avenue Spokane Washington 99204
(509) 474-3040
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Providence Holy Family Hospital 7.76 mi
5633 North Lidgerwood Spokane Washington 99208
(509) 482-2450
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc Valley Dialysis Unit 1.38 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
1017 North Pines Rd Spokane Washington 99206
(509) 891-1107
Spokane Valley Renal Center 2.57 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 10
12610 E Mirabeau Pkwy Suite 100 Spokane Washington 99216
(509) 228-9933
Downtown Spokane Renal Center 6.49 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 14
601 West 5th Ave Ste 101 Spokane Washington 99204
(509) 363-0070
North Spokane Renal Center 7.92 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
7701 N Division Street Ste B Spokane Washington 99208
(509) 465-3161
Fmc Northpointe Dialysis Unit 8.84 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1116 E Westview Court Spokane Washington 99218
(509) 468-8606
Fmc Spokane Kidney Center 9.43 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
610 S Sherman Ave Suite 101 Spokane Washington 99202
(509) 473-1010
Fmc Post Falls Dialysis Unit 16 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1300 E Mullan Suite 1200 Post Falls Idaho 83854
(208) 777-6054
Dsi Post Falls Dialysis 17.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
920 North Highway 41 Ste 3 Post Falls Idaho 83854
(208) 627-2039