DESERT VIEW CARE CENTER OF BUHL

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Desert View Care Center of Buhl. 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.

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DESERT VIEW CARE CENTER OF BUHL
820 SPRAGUE AVENUE
BUHL, ID 83316
(208) 543-6401

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

80%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 48
  • Certified Beds: 60

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 "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 Desert View Care Center of Buhl. 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: 11-167.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-510.5%
Total Percent:18.2%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-1023.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-58.4%
Total Percent:31.5%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1612.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-1010.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-515.7%
Total Percent:38.5%
 

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: 15-16
- Signs of depression
3.5%
Total Percent:3.5%
 

Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance

  • Cognitive impairment BIMS score less than or equal to 9
  • CPS great than or equal to 3
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal behavioral symptoms toward others
  • Other behavioral symptoms
  • Rejection of care or wandering
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 5 or less
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
4.9%
Total Percent:4.9%
 

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
- Two or more restorative nursing on 6+ days/wk
2.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Two or more restorative nursing on 6+ days/wk
1.4%
Total Percent:3.5%
 

Rating Details For Desert View Care Center of Buhl

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) Hours43 Minutes1 Hour and 8 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 8 Minutes42 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours7 Hours and 50 Minutes2 Hours and 27 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 51 Minutes1 Hour and 50 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours9 Hours and 41 Minutes4 Hours and 16 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 Are More Depressed or Anxious22%18%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder41%55%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder1%7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse8%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained10%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight11%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased23%14%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection2%9%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores1%8%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%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 Delirium-4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores14%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 11/08/2010.

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

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010
Train All Employees on What to Do in an Emergency.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 08/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/19/2008
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 08/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/19/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Provide Enough Emergency Electricity.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010
Make Sure That a Working Call System is Available in Each Resident's Room or Bathroom and Bathing Area.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010
Properly Care for Residents Needing Special Services, Including: Injections, Colostomy, Ureostomy, Ileostomy, Tracheostomy Care, Tracheal Suctioning, Respiratory Care, Foot Care, and Prostheses.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

Resident Assessment

Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 08/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/19/2008
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: 08/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/19/2008
Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
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: 10/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

Resident Rights

Tell Each Resident Who Can Get Medicaid Benefits About 1) Which Items and Services Medicaid Covers and Which the Resident Must Pay For; or 2) How to Apply for Medicaid, Along with the Names and Addresses of State Groups That Can Help.
  • Inspection Date: 08/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/19/2008

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Desert View Care Center of Buhl, 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: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

Resident Rights

Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Complaint Filed: 11/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2010

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 Desert View Care Center of Buhl 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 11/30/2009.

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: 12/01/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/11/2008

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2007
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2007

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 12/01/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/02/2008
Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 11/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2009

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 12/01/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/03/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Retrieved 2011