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Yakima Valley School

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Yakima Valley School's website

609 Speyers Road,
Selah WA 98942

(509) 698-1300

42.85% estimated occupancy 1

Yakima Valley School is an average-sized government-owned nursing home located in Selah, Washington. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percentile of all nursing homes in the country. You really can not do much better than this nursing home. This also is a very consistent facility with consistently strong scores in all four of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - State
  • Offers Respite Care

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dentistry
  • Mental Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 1.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition, this facility received quality marks in the area of long-term care. For this reason, it received one of our highest grades in that area with a grade of A+. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.91304 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a superb grade of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grade is often employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Finally, this nursing home also earned a virtually flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A. With this impressive grade, this place is one of the few nursing homes in Washington to receive straight A's. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Yakima Valley School Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Yakima Valley School, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Yakima Valley School, 0.54% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Yakima Valley School, 4.89% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Yakima Valley School, 22.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Yakima Valley School, 22.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Yakima Valley School, 0% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Yakima Valley School, 99.46% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Yakima Valley School, 17.07% of Patients

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

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Yakima Valley School, 20.26% of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.


Grade: A

In Yakima Valley School, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Yakima Valley School, 20.26% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Astria Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.35 miles away110 South Ninth Ave Yakima Washington 98902Proprietary(509) 575-5102
  • Yakima Valley Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.67 miles away2811 Tieton Drive Yakima Washington 98902Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 575-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Yakima Dialysis Center2.82 miles away1221 N 16th Ave Yakima Washington 98902CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (509) 457-8333
  • Union Gap Dialysis Center7.7 miles away1236 Ahtanum Ridge Business Park Yakima Washington 98903CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (509) 469-6292
  • Davita Wapato Dialysis15.59 miles away502 West 1st Street Wapato Washington 98951Dialysis Stations: 6 (509) 877-2085