Valley West Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Eugene, Oregon. This turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. The nursing homes in Eugene received high scores across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the better places in Oregon to find a nursing home. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Valley West Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2300 Warren Street,
Eugene OR 97405
48.09% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility excelled in the area of short-term care, where it earned an A. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning residents even once per day.
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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 believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. This facility was given a B- in this category. In determining our long-term care grades, we look at the assistance with daily living received by the facility's patients. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.95918 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley West Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley West Health Care Center, 8.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley West Health Care Center, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley West Health Care Center, 2.24% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley West Health Care Center, 15.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley West Health Care Center, 12.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley West Health Care Center, 5.65% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley West Health Care Center, 92.57% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley West Health Care Center, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley West Health Care Center, 22.07% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Some would argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley West Health Care Center, 22.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley West Health Care Center, 75.47% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Eugene, OR
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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-plus
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