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Transitional Care Center of Seattle

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
Jul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Jan 22: B-Feb 22: B-Mar 22: B-Apr 22: B-May 22: B-Jun 22: B-Aug 22: B-Sep 22: B-
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2611 S Dearborn Street,
Seattle WA 98144

(360) 892-6628

40.12% estimated occupancy 1

Transitional Care Center of Seattle is in Seattle, Washington, which appears to have an abundance of nursing homes. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road score. This place seems to have a few things going for it. The best part of this facility's report card was its remarkable inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in this area with an A+. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this facility. Without complete deficiency related data, it ended up being difficult to fully assess it in the inspections category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility also was given a positive grade in our short-term care category. We gave this nursing home a better than average grade of B in that category. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. We weighed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses worked with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This place provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we looked at is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. This is certainly a major concern. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to just 64.596275 percent of its patients, which is not a very encouraging sign. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.05 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Transitional Care Center of Seattle Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 13.74% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 93.71% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 13.94% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 21.78% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 10.98 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 74.42% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

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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