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Transitional Care Center of Seattle

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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-
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2611 S Dearborn Street,
Seattle WA 98144

(360) 892-6628

30.12% estimated occupancy 1

Transitional Care Center of Seattle is a large nursing home located in Seattle, Washington. Featuring an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. The facilities in Seattle received quality scores across the board with a city grade of a B. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection grade, which we will address 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

The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A+. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. Our inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, we were not able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this nursing home. Without the deficiency related data, it ended up being difficult to evaluate this nursing home in the area of inspections.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

We also awarded this nursing home a positive score in short-term care. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which happens to be one of our more impressive grades. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Our nursing score weighs many subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below the national average. On top of ranking poorly in terms of nursing hours provided, this nursing home also lagged behind in certain statistics that are tied to quality of care. This place's nursing rating was pulled down by poor performance in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers. We found that 30.6 percent of this facility's residents were suffering from pressure ulcers. This is more than double the average nursing home. Since many pressure ulcers could be avoided with sufficient nursing protocols, we reduce a facility's nursing rating when we find this kind of frequency of pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we analyzed was long-term care. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is a very poor score. This is clearly a significant disappointment. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated just 60.17699 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Transitional Care Center of Seattle Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 3.14% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 2.25% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of long-term residents that have sustained a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 13.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 12.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 14.66% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 93.57% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 13.88% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 23.08% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 23.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Transitional Care Center of Seattle, 11.09 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Scores for Seattle, WA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

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