Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries is a small non-profit facility located in Saint Maries, Idaho. This nursing home is a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. You could definitely do worse than this facility. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility earned an elite long-term care grade. In fact, we gave this nursing home an A- in this category, which bumped up its overall grade. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 85.29411 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. The nursing category is based on quite a few subcategories, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident more often.
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This facility earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in that area. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients which are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 7.97% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 89.29% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 13.52% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 0.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley Vista Care Center of St Maries, 75.93% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
- Benewah Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.47 miles away229 South 7th Street Saint Maries Idaho 83861Government - Local(208) 245-5551