SHUKSAN HEALTHCARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Shuksan Healthcare Center. 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

SHUKSAN HEALTHCARE CENTER
1530 JAMES STREET
BELLINGHAM, WA 98225
(360) 733-9161

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

87%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 45
  • Certified Beds: 52

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • Part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
  • 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 "Ultra-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 Shuksan Healthcare Center. 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

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: 6-1029.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-542.5%
Total Percent:71.9%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-103.6%
ADL Index Range: 0-514.3%
Total Percent:17.8%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-162.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-56.7%
Total Percent:9.4%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-100.4%
Total Percent:0.4%
 

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: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.4%
Total Percent:0.4%
 

Rating Details For Shuksan Healthcare Center

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) Hours52 Minutes1 Hour and 6 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours36 Minutes37 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 35 Minutes2 Hours and 20 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 28 Minutes1 Hour and 43 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 3 Minutes4 Hours and 2 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 Washington are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityWashington Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season81%88%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination87%89%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight10%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair2%6%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder62%58%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-4%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection9%10%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores8%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious20%21%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased14%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain6%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse12%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder7%7%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination52%83%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season58%81%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores5%11%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain42%29%

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 06/08/2010.

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

Administration

Get Proof That a Nurse Aide Has the Training and Skills That the State Requires.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/28/2009

Environmental

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/28/2009

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/28/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 06/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/19/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/28/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 06/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/19/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 06/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/19/2010

Resident Rights

Make Sure Each Resident Has the Right to Choose Activities, Schedules and Health Care According to His or Her Interests, Assessment, and Plan of Care.
  • Inspection Date: 06/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/19/2010

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 Shuksan Healthcare Center 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 06/03/2010.

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: 04/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2009

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 04/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2009
Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2010

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2010

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 04/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2009

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 04/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/13/2009
Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2010

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

No-Smoking Signs Where Oxygen is Used.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2010

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2010

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2010

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Dept of Social and Health Services of Washington-Aging and Adult Services Admin-Residential Care - Retrieved 2011