Yakima Valley School is the sole facility located in Selah, Washington. With an overall rating of B+, this nursing home should work for most people. Based on our ratings, this facility has quite a bit going for it. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 160 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received an A. There are several factors included in this grade. Many of the criteria reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Facility Inspections

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

This facility also excelled in the area of inspections. We awarded it an B+ for that area. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The final category we rated was long-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility an acceptable grade of C. This proved to be this facility's weakest area. Long-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of nursing care. This includes a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 96.51163 percent of its residents. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
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

Yakima Valley School Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
6.51%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B-
3.88%
State
B+
3.03%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B-
2.71%
State
B
2.47%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
27.13%
State
B
14.62%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
D
30.23%
State
A-
12.27%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply worse patient care.

Provider
B-
2.46%
State
B-
10.42%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B
98.26%
State
B
92.43%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
6.9%
State
B+
13.68%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
C
11.46%
State
B
18.05%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A-
1.32
State
A-
1.28
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A-
11.46
State
B
18.05
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Astria Regional Medical Center 4.35 mi
110 South Ninth Ave Yakima Washington 98902
(509) 575-5102
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital 4.67 mi
2811 Tieton Drive Yakima Washington 98902
(509) 575-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Yakima Dialysis Center 2.82 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
1221 N 16th Ave Yakima Washington 98902
(509) 457-8333
Union Gap Dialysis Center 7.7 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
1236 Ahtanum Ridge Business Park Yakima Washington 98903
(509) 469-6292
Davita Wapato Dialysis 15.59 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
502 West 1st Street Wapato Washington 98951
(509) 877-2085