VALLEY VISTA CARE CENTER OF SANDPOINT

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint. 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

VALLEY VISTA CARE CENTER OF SANDPOINT
220 SOUTH DIVISION
SANDPOINT, ID 83864
(208) 265-4514

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

88%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 64
  • Certified Beds: 73

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non 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 "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 Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint. 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: 11-1616.9%
ADL Index Range: 6-1013.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-528.0%
Total Percent:58.8%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1610.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-104.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-523.4%
Total Percent:38.2%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 0-53.1%
Total Percent:3.1%
 

Rating Details For Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint

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) Hours55 Minutes1 Hour and 5 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours39 Minutes42 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours5 Hours2 Hours and 35 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 34 Minutes1 Hour and 47 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours6 Hours and 34 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 Vaccination85%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder64%55%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight5%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder6%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious28%18%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair3%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain7%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection6%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse7%11%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores4%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained5%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased12%14%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season80%87%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination80%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores10%11%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain41%28%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium3%4%

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 06/18/2010.

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

Administration

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2008
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009
Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 06/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2010

Quality Care

Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 03/27/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009

Resident Assessment

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: 03/27/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2008
Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009
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: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009
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: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009

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: 03/27/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2008
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 04/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/27/2009

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 Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint 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 09/30/2009.

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: 09/24/2007
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2007
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/26/2008
An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/14/2009

Building Service Equipment

Heating and Ventilation Systems That Have Been Properly Installed According to the Manufacturer's Instructions.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/14/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2007
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2007
Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/24/2008

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2007
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2007
Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008

Exits and Egress

Rooms That Can Be Unlocked from Inside Without a Key.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/30/2008

Fire Alarm Systems

Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/14/2009

Furnishings and Decorations

Restrictions on the Use of Flammable Curtains.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2007
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2007

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2007
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2007
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/10/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/30/2008

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2007
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2007
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Retrieved 2011