Washington Soldiers Home is an average-sized government-owned nursing home in Orting, Washington. This nursing home is a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. This nursing home seems to have some things working in its favor. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary nursing grade, which we will address in the next section.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 97 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. There are numerous datapoints included in this category. Many of the criteria are tied to staffing levels. This facility provided 4.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is an impressive figure which typically leads to higher quality care. Lastly, this place also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the number of its patients suffering falls leading to major injury, this facility performed as well as just about any nursing home we assessed.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility also received an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of B in that area, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.41691 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. This place was also able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Although it had 1.94 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most nursing homes due to it having some more complicated patients.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This nursing home's third best area came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 29.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

In our last category of inspections, this facility received an F in this area. This grade was very detrimental to this facility's overall score. With places that received this bad of an inspection rating, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home was assessed one category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies uncovered by CMS had the potential to create actual harm to patients. Finally, this facility also received a substantiated complaint in the last few years. There seem to be no shortage of reasons to pass on this facility.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Washington Soldiers Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
C
10.32%
State
B+
6.51%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A-
1.75%
State
B+
3.03%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
D
4.78%
State
B
2.47%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

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

Provider
D
21.52%
State
B
14.62%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
B+
15.84%
State
A-
12.27%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Provider
C
5.63%
State
B-
10.42%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B
98.04%
State
B
92.43%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B-
15.87%
State
B+
13.68%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.

Provider
B+
19.09%
State
B
18.05%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
B
1.94
State
A-
1.28
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
19.09
State
B
18.05
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.

Provider
B-
10.94
State
B-
11.56
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital 7.5 mi
401 15th Avenue Se Puyallup Washington 98372
(253) 697-2102
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Elizabeth Hospital 13.72 mi
1450 Battersby Avenue Enumclaw Washington 98022
(360) 825-2505
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
St Clare Hospital 14.42 mi
11315 Bridgeport Way S W Lakewood Washington 98499
(253) 588-1711
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
St Francis Community Hospital 15.47 mi
34515 9th Avenue South Federal Way Washington 98003
(253) 944-8100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Madigan Amc (Ft Lewis) 15.68 mi
9040 Jackson Avenue Tacoma Washington 98431
(253) 968-1110
Acute Care - Department of Defense
Department of Defense
St Joseph Medical Center 15.76 mi
1717 South J Street Tacoma Washington 98405
(253) 627-4101
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Multicare Auburn Medical Center 15.84 mi
202 North Division Street Plaza One Auburn Washington 98001
(253) 833-7711
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Multicare Covington Medical Center 19.89 mi
17700 Se 272nd St Kent Washington 98042
(253) 372-7400
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Graham Dialysis Center 4.26 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
10219 196th St Ct E Ste C Graham Washington 98338
(253) 875-5382
Chi Franciscan 6.45 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
19520 State Hwy 410 E., Suite 19663 Bonney Lake Washington 98391
(253) 447-3940
Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc. 6.82 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
702 South Hill Park Dr Puyallup Washington 98373
(253) 445-7520
Puyallup Community Dialysis Center 6.95 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
802 30th Ave Sw Puyallup Washington 98373
(253) 845-3147
Renal Care Group Northwest, Inc. 11.9 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 14
1415 E 72nd St Tacoma Washington 98404
(253) 474-2310
Parkland Dialysis Center 12.31 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
311 140th St S Tacoma Washington 98444
(253) 536-5961
Nkc Fife Kidney Center 13.05 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
6021 12th Street E, Suite 110 Tacoma Washington 98424
(253) 943-6335
Nkc Enumclaw Kidney Center 14.04 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
857 Roosevelt Ave E Enumclaw Washington 98022
(360) 825-2050