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Washington Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Washington Care Center's website

2821 South Walden Street,
Seattle WA 98144

(206) 725-2800

77.27% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Washington Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Washington Care Center is a large facility in Seattle, Washington. Our rating scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall rating of F. Fortunately, if you aren't satisfied with this facility, there are 26 nursing homes to choose from in the city so you should be able to find a better option. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Although this nursing home's overall grade was terrible, it didn't perform as badly in nursing. We gave it a B- for this category. Our nursing rating assesses many datapoints, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is significantly below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the area of short-term care, this nursing home received just a D in this area. Sadly, this ended up being one of its better features. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Given its poor grade in this area, we were not shocked to find that this place provides significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.3 percent of its patients returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Among this facility's alarming category grades was an F for its inspection grade. More often than not, this means we found some red flags on the facility's inspection reports. For facilities with poor inspection ratings, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. Tragically, this nursing home had a category L deficiency. This type of deficiency indicates widespread threats to resident health or safety. A deficiency in this category is toxic to a facility's inspection rating. Another red flag is that CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we assessed was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this category, which is a poor score. Facilities that do not score well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 92.07459 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Washington Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Washington Care Center, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Washington Care Center, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Washington Care Center, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Washington Care Center, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Washington Care Center, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Washington Care Center, 13.74% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Washington Care Center, 93.71% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Washington Care Center, 13.94% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Washington Care Center, 21.78% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Washington Care Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Washington Care Center, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Washington Care Center, 10.98 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Washington Care Center, 74.42% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Seattle, WA

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

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Virginia Mason Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.03 miles away925 Seneca St Seattle Washington 98101Voluntary non-profit - Private(206) 223-6600
  • Kaiser Permanente Central HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.39 miles away201 - 16th Avenue East Seattle Washington 98112Voluntary non-profit - Other(206) 326-3000
  • University of Washington Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 5.48 miles away1959 Ne Pacific St Box 356151 Seattle Washington 98195Government - State(206) 598-3300
  • Seattle Children's HospitalChildrens 6.46 miles away4800 Sand Point Way Ne, PO Box C-5371 Seattle Washington 98105Voluntary non-profit - Private(206) 987-2000
  • Highline Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.32 miles away16251 Sylvester Road Sw Seattle Washington 98166Voluntary non-profit - Private(206) 244-9970

Nearby Dialysis

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  • Nkc Broadway Kidney Center2.77 miles away700 Broadway Seattle Washington 98122CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (206) 292-2705
  • Nkc Elliott Bay Kidney Center3.12 miles away600 Broadway, Suite 240 Seattle Washington 98122CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (206) 292-2515
  • Nkc Burien Kidney Center3.17 miles away12901 20th Ave South Seattle Washington 98168CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (206) 923-3562
  • Olympic View Dialysis Center4.25 miles away125 16th Ave E, Csb-5 Seattle Washington 98112CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (206) 323-8900
  • Westwood Dialysis Center4.65 miles away2615 Sw Trenton St Seattle Washington 98126Dialysis Stations: 7 (206) 938-6738
  • Bellevue Dialysis Center5.75 miles away3535 Factoria Blvd Se #150 Bellevue Washington 98006CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (425) 641-6514
  • Nkc Lake Washington Kidney Center6.07 miles away1474 112th Ave Ne, Suite 100 Bellevue Washington 98004Dialysis Stations: 18 (425) 454-0067