Nursing Homes in Washington
- 37thNational Rank
- 199Nursing Homes
- 6.98%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.51/5Average CMS Rating
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Washington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Washington, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Washington, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Washington, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Washington, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Washington, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Washington, 13.68% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Washington, 93.98% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Washington, 13.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Washington, 23.27% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Washington, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Washington, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Washington, 11.24 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Washington, 74.06% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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