Located in Port Orchard, Washington, Washington Veteran Home-Retsil is one of just a few available facilities there. With an overall grade of B, this facility is a great choice. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph
Washington Veteran Home-Retsil
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. In computing our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Another area of strength for this facility is in the area of inspections. Inspections turned out to be one of its best categories. In that area, we awarded this facility a B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 7 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Our next category is long-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in that category. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 95.71429 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
Washington Veteran Home-Retsil Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients which have had a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 13.68% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 93.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Washington Veteran Home-Retsil, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
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