The Terraces at Skyline is a small non-profit facility located in Seattle, Washington. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end score. Indeed, we were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the top 10 nursing homes in Seattle. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next section
The Terraces at Skyline
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Washington Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is generally a useful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. When determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a solid grade in that area, with a B-. Even though this was not as favorable as many of this nursing home's other scores, it is still nothing to be ashamed of. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 92.68293 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Terraces at Skyline Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Terraces at Skyline, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Terraces at Skyline, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Terraces at Skyline, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Terraces at Skyline, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Terraces at Skyline, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Terraces at Skyline, 13.74% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Terraces at Skyline, 93.71% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Terraces at Skyline, 13.94% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Terraces at Skyline, 21.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Terraces at Skyline, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Terraces at Skyline, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Terraces at Skyline, 74.42% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Scores for Seattle, WA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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