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About Avamere Bellingham Health Care & Rehab Services

General Information

Legal Business NameBellingham Operations, LLC
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJune 1, 1973 (44 years)
Capacity84
Residents58
Percent Occupied69%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityYes
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Avamere Bellingham Health Care & Rehab Services

Avamere Bellingham Health Care & Rehab Services
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
Overall Rating
Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of Washington Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

August 6, 2015 - 16 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionCoordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program for mentally-ill and mentally-retarded patients.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionReview or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in physical or mental health.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide proper discharge planning and communication, of the resident's health status and summary of the resident's nursing home stay.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionSend unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents.

August 5, 2015 - 16 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSigns that state that exit doors are to be kept closed.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWeekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionPortable fire extinguishers.

April 28, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
HSomeActual HarmComplaintMake sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
HSomeActual HarmComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
GFewActual HarmComplaintHave enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .

March 10, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$3,900 fine
GFewActual HarmComplaintGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.

February 19, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$2,600 fine
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
GFewActual HarmComplaintMake sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

September 18, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.

April 23, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

April 17, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$4,160 fine
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintQuickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
JFewImmediate JeopardyComplaintProtect each resident from mistreatment, neglect and misappropriation of personal property.
FManyPotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint1) Receive registry verification that a nurse aide has met the required training and skills that the State requires; and 2) ensure nurse aides receive the required retraining after 24 months if nursing related services were not provided for monetary compe
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint1) Review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that doctors visit residents regularly, as required.

February 13, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$975 fine
GFewActual HarmComplaintHonor a residents' rights as a residents of the nursing home, free of coercion and reprisal, and as citizens or residents of the United States.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Avamere Bellingham Health Care & Rehab Services require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 40min
2hr 35min
ReportedExpected
CNA
25min
45min
ReportedExpected
LPN
1hr 10min
1hr 15min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 15min
4hr 35min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 45min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
98.4%
98.4%
94.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
95.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
58.1%
-
-
52.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
29.1%
28.8%
29.8%
16.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
19.1%
25.5%
23.9%
13.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
-
-
-
9.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
0.0%
0.0%
2.1%
7.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Lose Too Much Weight
6.7%
2.4%
0.0%
4.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
2.1%
9.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Have Depressive Symptoms
0.0%
1.9%
2.1%
5.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
5.3%
5.7%
8.3%
2.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
1.7%
5.9%
4.8%
3.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

100.0%
98.3%
96.6%
85.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
94.9%
94.9%
94.9%
85.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
23.8%
-
27.3%
19.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
6.0%
2.7%
0.0%
1.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015WA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened