LIFE CARE CENTER OF BOISE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Life Care Center of Boise. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

LIFE CARE CENTER OF BOISE
808 NORTH CURTIS ROAD
BOISE, ID 83706
(208) 376-5273

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

54%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 83
  • Certified Beds: 153

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Very High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Life Care Center of Boise. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Medium Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-161.7%
Total Percent:1.7%
 

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-168.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-100.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-511.6%
Total Percent:20.3%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1622.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-109.0%
ADL Index Range: 0-59.7%
Total Percent:41.5%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-168.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.0%
Total Percent:9.4%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-166.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-102.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-55.3%
Total Percent:14.4%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
1.6%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
3.4%
Total Percent:5.0%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
2.8%
Total Percent:2.8%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Less restorative nursing
1.0%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
0.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
3.4%
Total Percent:4.6%
 

Rating Details For Life Care Center of Boise

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours31 Minutes1 Hour and 8 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours59 Minutes42 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 24 Minutes2 Hours and 31 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 30 Minutes1 Hour and 50 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 54 Minutes4 Hours and 22 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Idaho are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityIdaho Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%92%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection8%9%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder6%7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain3%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained2%5%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder57%55%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased11%14%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse11%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair2%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious23%18%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight5%8%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season89%87%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain19%28%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium3%4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores7%11%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 11/18/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Make Sure That a Working Call System is Available in Each Resident's Room or Bathroom and Bathing Area.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Make Sure There is a Program to Prevent/Deal with Mice, Insects, or Other Pests.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2010

Mistreatment

Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009

Nutrition and Dietary

Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
1) Provide 3 Meals Daily at Regular Times; or 2) Serve Breakfast Within 14 Hours After Dinner; or 3) Offer a Snack at Bedtime Each Day.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009

Quality Care

Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Resident Assessment

Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Keep Assessments Completed in the Preceding 15 Months in the Resident's Active Record.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Resident Rights

Provide Services to Meet the Needs and Preferences of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Life Care Center of Boise, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/11/2008
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/23/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/27/2008

Quality Care

Have Enough Nurses to Care for Every Resident in a Way That Maximizes the Resident's Well Being.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/13/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/20/2009

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Life Care Center of Boise had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 09/09/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2009

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/26/2009

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/26/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2010

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2009

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 09/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2010

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2009

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Fire Barriers, Ventilation and Signs for the Transport of Oxygen.
  • Inspection Date: 08/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Retrieved 2011