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Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint's website

220 South Division,
Sandpoint ID 83864

(208) 265-4514

68.08% estimated occupancy 1

Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint is located in Sandpoint, Idaho. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the best ratings that we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percent of all facilities in the United States. This place also received very consistent scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause 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

Grade: A

Adding to its top-shelf profile, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, it received a grade of A for the area. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.64253 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last area, this nursing home also was given an impressive short-term care rating, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more critical for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 5.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 18.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 16.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 7.56% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 89.26% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 13.51% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 19.45% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 0.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 19.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint, 75.39% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bonner General HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.9 miles away520 North Third Avenue Sandpoint Idaho 83864Voluntary non-profit - Private(208) 263-1441

Nearby Dialysis

  • Liberty Dialysis - Sandpoint0.92 miles away1210 Washington Ave Sandpoint Idaho 83864Dialysis Stations: 12 (208) 263-4488