Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint is located in Sandpoint, Idaho. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the most impressive score we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percentile of all nursing homes nationally. This also turned out to be a very consistent facility with consistent scores in all four of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
220 South Division,
Sandpoint ID 83864
68.35% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Sandpoint, Idaho Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Sandpoint, Idaho Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Idaho Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Sandpoint, Idaho Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for inspections. Our inspection ratings are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional reason we graded this facility so highly is that it was awarded an A+ long-term care score. This is just about as elite as it gets in this area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.5283 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. When determining our nursing scores, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility received a grade of A-. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Not many facilities received an A- or better in in each area we assessed. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 7.97% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 89.29% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 13.52% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 75.93% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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