Washington Odd Fellows Home is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Walla Walla, Washington. This turns out to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our analysis, this facility has some redeeming qualities. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong nursing score, which we will address in the next section.
Washington Odd Fellows Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Part of the reason this proved to be a decent nursing home is that it received a very favorable nursing grade. In fact, its nursing score ended up being its best category. In that category, we awarded this facility a B+. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility's inspection rating exceeded its overall score as well. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a B-. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in that category. This is a decent grade in this area. Long-term care grades are generally used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Washington Odd Fellows Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which had a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 13.68% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 93.98% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Washington Odd Fellows Home, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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