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Overall Rating 3.3 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Enrique Rodriguez
    ★★★★★ 8 months ago

    I have been to many retirement homes and rehab centers. This place is very exceptional when it comes to the care. The nurses are super caring, loving, and attentive. They're always sitting with the patients and making sure they take their time to have a conversation with them. Places like these tend to forget that people need something as simple as a talking to. And this place brings that kind of attitude. From what I can see when dropping off a patient; they talk to their patients without any hesitation and with nothing but smiles. If I was older and had to come here, I would be happy to do so.

  • Happy Slant
    ★★★★★ 3 months ago

    I have volunteered here and am appalled by the lack of friendliness and attentiveness of the aides and nurses. They don't smile, they look bored and I saw one instance where I informed one of them that a woman in her wheelchair was crying out in pain because she had pain in her leg after falling asleed (in her chair). He just looked at me and walked away and never came back. The woman slumped over in her wheelchair and went back to sleep. Maybe she should have been put in her bed or checked on????? Depressing place to say the least.

  • Eric Fisk
    ★★★★★ 6 months ago

    My mother has been at this facility for about 6 months after a fall and with dementia. We have found the staff to generally be caring and attentive, although as in any place there are some who are genuinely caring and trying to help and others who are not so giving. Being a nice patient like my mom will definitely help your cause. We haven't seen any signs of negligence or abuse or excessive dirtiness, although there are some nursing home smells from time to time. The food is not particularly bad or good in our estimation. About 1/4th of the facility is rehab, the rest is long term care. The rehab is excellent as others have noted, but my mom was really too far gone for it to work in her case. Overall we are happy as this is a small, dog-friendly facility that doesn't feel corporate. We are also glad we chose a place nearby so we can go over there every day to make sure things are on track and to provide social connection for my mom. Glass of wine every day at 5 with her! Rooms are dated and shared with just a curtain separating the halves, so a key thing is finding a compatible roommate (e.g. is the TV on all the time?) We are lucky and my mom was paired with an ideal roommate for her. There is a renovation happening to offer hospice patients private rooms, which is a really nice idea. It would be helpful if they also invested a bit of effort fixing up the other rooms to be updated and offer more privacy to the residents.

  • Arthur Valla
    ★★★★★ 4 years ago

    Middle level and upper level management staff seem to have difficulty with the English language. Repeated care instructions are required. Signed agreements do not seem to "stick." Effectively, they just do what they want and disregard the wishes of the prescribing doctor, patient, or supporting family. Communication with the family is extremely limited and often incorrect. Management and professional staff essentially refuse to communicate with the family. The only way to communicate with the staff is by screaming at them in the hallway. They never call and refuse to answer the phone when called. Phone conversation with lower level staff is difficult as most staff do not speak English. Worst nursing home in the Seattle area. Stay away from these people.

  • Carol Rivera
    ★★★★★ a year ago

About Columbia Lutheran Home

General Information

Legal Business NameColumbia Lutheran Ministries
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareMarch 1, 1992 (26 years)
Capacity116
Residents98
Percent Occupied84%
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 Columbia Lutheran Home

Columbia Lutheran Home
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 5 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

September 14, 2016 - 14 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.

February 2, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.

May 7, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for 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.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Columbia Lutheran Home 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 50min
2hr 55min
ReportedExpected
CNA
40min
45min
ReportedExpected
LPN
1hr
1hr 10min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 30min
4hr 50min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 55min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

99.0%
97.8%
97.8%
97.8%
94.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
98.9%
100.0%
95.2%
97.6%
95.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
53.8%
53.1%
48.7%
58.7%
52.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
8.4%
9.9%
7.6%
7.6%
16.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
12.9%
16.8%
12.4%
10.7%
18.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
14.8%
12.7%
10.1%
12.7%
15.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
11.1%
15.4%
7.9%
16.2%
13.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
8.9%
4.5%
4.8%
6.9%
9.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
5.8%
4.1%
6.0%
3.6%
6.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
2.3%
2.7%
2.4%
1.2%
4.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
41.0%
37.0%
35.0%
25.3%
9.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
1.2%
4.1%
1.2%
4.8%
4.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
2.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
5.8%
4.7%
5.2%
3.2%
2.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

95.5%
95.5%
96.1%
96.6%
85.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
97.3%
93.5%
93.5%
93.5%
83.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
47.1%
49.7%
50.7%
55.1%
67.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
22.8%
25.2%
23.9%
17.0%
18.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
2.0%
0.0%
1.1%
2.3%
1.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.0%
0.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016WA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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