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Overall Rating 4.3 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • ★★★★★ 10 months ago

    It was the place that my mom went I can't say nothing but good about it it's the greatest place

  • ★★★★★ a year ago

    My Dad is currently at Lynden Christian Healthcare Center, and I feel very blessed he is here. He suffers from Alzheimer's (borderline stage 6.9 - 7) and had just fallen, broken a rib and then hospitalized for rib and then subsequent pneumonia. Sadly, he was aggressively treated for the pneumonia (we didn't find out he could have had palliative care only til he was "cured"). His functioning was greatly diminished after this whole thing, and we had to place him in a nursing home. Having had him spend short amounts of time (up to a month) at other care facilities, I can honestly say that Lynden Christian is leaps and bounds above any other facility I have seen. The staff is kind and caring and cheerfully hardworking. They really try to listen to the family and the patient even when we are being a bit trying. My Dad is also currently in hospice placement now - and is declining rapidly. This is the hardest time of my life to date, and I can only say that I don't think I could bear it if he were anywhere else but here. If your parent or loved one can no longer be helped at home, this is the only option, as far as I am concerned, in all of Whatcom County where loving family would be as okay as possible with placing a dearly loved parent. The only place. God bless them. Oh, and they are non-profit. They cost the same as other expensive homes - but every dime goes to your family member's care. Not the pockets of shareholders.

  • ★★★★★ a year ago

    What a great place for our seniors. I take my singing group there and always find the staff to be neat and clean and willing to help get residents into the room to come watch. I am aware of the general care of the residents as I have been a caregiver myself and was in activities....so when I say the residents are well taken care of - I MEAN IT!!

  • ★★★★★ 5 years ago

    Good new building and great staff

  • ★★★★★ 9 years ago

    The staff was very dilligent and hard working. The medical direction has far too many patients to give quality care to their charges. My dad was there and had several issues. First, he passed out while sitting twice on two separate days before they noticed dehydration-related low blood pressure (the first time, fine; but the second?). He required an unnecessary trip to the emergency room in Bellingham (costing us and Medicare). Second, he was not allowed to do PT for a month due to the same issue. We determined that disobeying these orders was the best treatment option (and the staff was somewhat complicit in this). My dad's progress was very rapid and very positive once beginning PT against orders. Third, the medical direction determined that lowering some medication would fix problems with blood pressure. They did not, he had complications due to the reduced doseages, and we wound up needing other doctors to reinstate necessary medication. If you need attentive, accurate medical care or aggressive pursuit treating a diagnosis; I cannot recommend Lynden Christian Health based on my experience. If you are happy with your personal MD and they are willing to remain in charge; the facility is nice and the staff is diligent.

About Christian Health Care Center

General Information

Legal Business NameChristian Health Care Center
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 1, 1992 (26 years)
Capacity142
Residents131
Percent Occupied92%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Christian Health Care Center

Christian Health Care Center
was reviewed by to have a rating of 3 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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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

December 8, 2016 - 12 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionTry to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionProvide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionCoordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program for mentally-ill and mentally-retarded patients.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop 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.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionPost nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAt least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide residents with private access to a telephone.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
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 InspectionEnsure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care.

October 2, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionDevelop 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.
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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.

April 1, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.

February 5, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$1,105 fine
---Payment DenialPayment denial for 29 days
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Christian Health Care Center 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.

3hr 5min
2hr 45min
ReportedExpected
CNA
20min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
1hr 25min
1hr
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 45min
4hr 25min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 40min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

91.7%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
94.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
100.0%
98.4%
100.0%
100.0%
95.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
60.9%
59.2%
52.3%
57.8%
52.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
15.5%
12.6%
10.3%
13.0%
16.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
24.9%
16.5%
9.2%
12.4%
18.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
26.5%
26.9%
26.4%
28.4%
15.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
24.3%
30.0%
26.9%
12.0%
13.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
6.4%
16.0%
9.3%
8.8%
9.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
7.8%
6.6%
4.1%
4.3%
6.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
3.1%
1.9%
1.9%
0.9%
4.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
15.3%
16.7%
25.6%
28.6%
9.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
4.3%
3.3%
2.5%
4.3%
4.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
4.2%
4.1%
3.3%
4.2%
2.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
5.2%
4.9%
3.2%
2.6%
2.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.0%
0.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

95.8%
99.2%
98.4%
95.7%
85.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
88.2%
98.4%
98.4%
98.4%
83.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
74.0%
72.7%
77.1%
78.2%
67.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
24.5%
24.6%
24.0%
24.2%
18.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
1.3%
1.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.8%
1.2%
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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