Ballard Center: Data Analysis and Ratings

CMS Five Star Rating(2 out of 5):

 820 NORTHWEST 95TH STREET SEATTLE, WA 98117

  206-782-0100

Data date: August 01, 2022

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  CMS has identified this facility as either having actual cases of abuse or has decided that abuse is possible.

The Most Important Data about Ballard Center

We've looked at a lot of nursing homes, this is what we think you need to see first and if you don't want to spend a lot of time. (It's the tl;dr section.)

CMS has identified this facility as either having actual cases of abuse or has decided that abuse is possible.

CMS 5-Star Overall Rating: (2 out of 5):
(The national average overall star rating is 3 stars.)

Current Trend: Worsening

Total Nursing Hours Spent Per Resident Per Day: 3.68
(The national average is 3.77 )

According to our analysis, Ballard Center is ranked #61 out of 63 skilled nursing homes within a 25 mile radius. See detailed information from recent inspection reports, nursing hours analysis, surverys, and information on owners and operators. Click here to view the ranked list of nursing homes near Ballard Center.

What is this page all about?

Below is everything shred of information that we can find about Ballard Center, along with our best effort to make sense of the data. Our purpose here is to help you to make good decisions when picking a nursing home and to keep you informed once you have chosen a home. We know from personal experience that choosing a nursing home is not something you do once and then you forget about it. In fact, it gets worse. Once you select a nursing home and get through the initial steps of figuring out how to pay for it, then the real worries start. Are they taking good care of me or my loved one? This is the question that will keep you up at night: Can I really trust these people? We wish we could answer this question, we can't. What he can do is churn through the tons of data and try and help you to make sense of it. We hope it helps.

General Data Card

These are the basic data points for the facility.

Data date: August 01, 2022

Address: 820 NORTHWEST 95TH STREET

SEATTLE, WA 98117

Phone: 206-782-0100

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Ranking: Ballard Center is ranked #29 out of 30 facilities within a 10 mile radius and #61 out of 63 facilities within a 25 mile radius.

Medicare Provider Number: 505042

Participating in Medicare Since: January 01, 1967

No. of Certified Beds: 142

No. of Residents: 93

Occupancy: 65.49 % (as of 09/11/2022 )

Amount fined in recent period: $528,356.75

Complaints filed: 22

Review of Ballard Center Ratings and Inspection Scores

CMS regularly inspects every skilled nursing facility. (The timing is supposed to be annually, but since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, these inspections have not occured as frequently.) The results of the multi-day inspection is reduced to a series of scores which are then translated into the star ratings. The health inspection scores are an absolute value, so you can compare one facility's score directly to another. The Overall Star rating is based on the facility's performance as compared to other facilities in the same state, so you cannot easily compare one facility's Overall star rating to a facility in another state.

Ratings

Overall Rating 2:
Health Inspection Rating 1:
Quality Rating 5:
Staffing Rating 2:

Inspection Scores

Cycle 1 Score (as of February 26, 2020) 1041
Cycle 2 Score (as of November 07, 2018) 661
Cycle 3 Score (as of November 03, 2017) 422
Weighted All Cycles Score 811

It has been 29 months since the most recent inspection.

What Goes Into the Nursing Home's 5-Star Rating

CMS has put a lot of effort into creating its very elaborate 5-Star Quality Rating System specifically to provide a quick way for residents and family members to easily understand how well a nursing home is performing and to make comparing nursing homes easier. The rating system allows people to easily compare facilities across numerous dimensions with the express purpose of identifying the best and best performing nursing homes. The rating system was initially developed in 2008 and the methodologies are regularly reviewed and updated.

The rating system has five separate ratings including:

  • Overall rating
  • Health Inspection rating
  • Staff rating
  • RN Staffing rating
  • Quality Measures rating

Nursing homes are rated from 1-star to 5-stars with 1-star being the best rating and 5-star being the best rating. For the Health Inspection Rating the nursing homes in each state are ranked based on their weighted three year inspection score. The top 10 percent of nursing homes (those with the lowest scores) are awarded a 5-star rating; the bottom 20 percent (those with the highest scores) are awarded a 1-star rating. In between 1-star and 5-star, the remaining homes are divided equally into three tranches which correspond with the stars 2 to 4. The staff ratings and quality measure ratings follow a similar process but the divisions are based on a national ranking. The division between star ratings is called the “cut-rate”. Cut-rates are redefined periodically and are published by CMS. See the latest cut rates on this table.

Calculating the Overall Star Rating is done differently. According to CMS, the reason for adopting a different system is to give the Health Inspection Rating higher weight in the Overall Rating. So, since there are FIVE ratings and FIVE stars for each rating, there must also be a FIVE step process to calculate the Overall Rating (so symetrical!) :

  1. Begin with the Health Inspection Rating
  2. Add one star to the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is at least four-stars and is higher than the Health Inspection Rating. (We will call this the "Adjusted Rating".)
  3. Subtract one star from the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is one-star.
  4. Add a star to the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 5-stars.
  5. Subtract one star from the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 1-star.

Throughout the calculation of the Overall Rating, the rating cannot exceed 5-stars. The Overall Rating is capped at 2-stars if the Health Inspection rating is 1-star. No Overall Rating is awarded if the nursing home does not have a Health Inspection Rating (This effectively means that a nursing home is not rated until the home has been operating for more than two years.)

Changes in a nursing homes star rating can be due to the results of a new health inspection report, the processing of new complaints, the aging of older complaints, a new inspection control survey, a revisit, or the resolution of disputes that change the scope and or severity of deficiencies.

Owner and Operator Information for Ballard Center

Our database of owners and operators shows all directo owners of the nursing nurse, any managers and directors, and the most adjacent indirect owners of the facility (that is, if the direct owner is company, then the owners of that company.) Lists of nursing home owners are available and you can search for nursing home owners and operators on our site.

Business Entity Name:

820 NW 95TH STREET OPERATIONS LLC

Owners:

Managers and Directors:

Analysis of Nursing Hours Spent Per Patient

CMS provides detailed information about how long nursing staff spends with residents. This data includes nursing subcategories of Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and non-nursing Certified Nursing Assistants. More hours spend per patient should can indicate a better facility or it could indicate more complicated situations.

The nursing staff of Ballard Center spends LESS time on average with its residents than the state average and LESS time than the national average for total nursing homes spent per resident.

Type Facility State / National Avg
Registered Nurse (RN)
Hours 0.76 0.93 / 0.68
Case Mix 0.40 0.41 / 0.39
Adjusted 0.75 NA / NA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Hours 0.81 0.80 / 0.89
Case Mix 0.75 NA / NA
Adjusted 0.79 NA / NA
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
Hours 2.11 2.49 / 2.20
Case Mix 2.05 NA / NA
Adjusted 2.10 NA / NA
Total Licensed Staff
Hours 1.57 1.73 / 1.57
Physical Therapist (PT)
Hours 0.05 0.09 / 0.07
Total Nursing Homes Spent per Resident on Average
Hours 3.68 4.22 / 3.77
Case Mix 3.20 3.32 / 3.17
Adjusted 3.64 NA / NA

Quality Measures

Quality measures are based both on patient survey information and on the results of actual claims that are filed with CMS. It is not clear what period is covered in the measures.

Desc. Perc. State Avg. / Comparison
Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission (qm521) 11.7% 16.2%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit (qm522) 3.6% 11.0%
Better
Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days (qm551) 1.3% 1.0%
Worse
Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 long-stay resident days (qm552) 0.3% 0.8%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased (qm401) 15.2% 13.9%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight (qm404) 4.2% 6.4%
Better
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder (qm405) 51.5% 54.3%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder (qm406) 1.6% 1.7%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection (qm407) 2.2% 2.3%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms (qm408) 8.3% 13.7%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained (qm409) 0.0% 0.5%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury (qm410) 3.4% 2.9%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine (qm415) 79.1% 95.0%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication (qm419) 8.6% 13.8%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine (qm430) 78.8% 83.7%
Worse
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication (qm434) 0.0% 1.5%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened (qm451) 24.8% 21.8%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication (qm452) 11.5% 12.3%
Better
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers (qm453) 8.4% 7.1%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (qm454) 91.3% 95.3%
Worse
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function (qm471) 79.1% 74.4%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (qm472) 83.7% 79.2%
Better

Ballard Center Complaints and Fines

These are complaints and fines that are reported by CMS. Some of the data is not very recent, but we have decided to include it here so that you have as much information as possible.

Amount fined in recent period: $528,356.75, Complaints filed: 22

Deficiency Deficiency Date / Date Corrected
Permit residents to remain in the facility and not be transferred or discharged without adequate reason.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
1) 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.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Ensure 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.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Ensure 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.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Provide or obtain dental services for each resident.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Keep all essential equipment working safely.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
(Health)
11-03-2017 / 12-07-2017
Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
(Fire Safety)
11-09-2017 / 11-30-2017
Include a process for Emergency Preparedness collaboration.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Establish roles under a Waiver declared by secretary.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 01-02-2019
Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Ensure that testing and maintenance of electrical equipment is performed.
(Fire Safety)
10-29-2018 / 11-30-2018
Honor the resident's right to and the facility must promote and facilitate resident self-determination through support of resident choice.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Honor the resident's right to organize and participate in resident/family groups in the facility.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide timely notification to the resident, and if applicable to the resident representative and ombudsman, before transfer or discharge, including appeal rights.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Notify the resident or the resident?s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident?s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Coordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program; and referring for services as needed.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
PASARR screening for Mental disorders or Intellectual Disabilities
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Create and put into place a plan for meeting the resident's most immediate needs within 48 hours of being admitted
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide appropriate care for a resident to maintain and/or improve range of motion (ROM), limited ROM and/or mobility, unless a decline is for a medical reason.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide enough food/fluids to maintain a resident's health.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide safe, appropriate pain management for a resident who requires such services.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Try different approaches before using a bed rail. If a bed rail is needed, the facility must (1) assess a resident for safety risk; (2) review these risks and benefits with the resident/representative; (3) get informed consent; and (4) Correctly install and maintain the bed rail.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Ensure each resident must receive and the facility must provide necessary behavioral health care and services.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide sufficient support personnel to safely and effectively carry out the functions of the food and nutrition service.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Ensure menus must meet the nutritional needs of residents, be prepared in advance, be followed, be updated, be reviewed by dietician, and meet the needs of the resident.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Ensure food and drink is palatable, attractive, and at a safe and appetizing temperature.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Establish a governing body that is legally responsible for establishing and implementing policies for managing and operating the facility and appoints a properly licensed administrator responsible for managing the facility.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies and develop corrective plans of action.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
(Health)
11-07-2018 / 12-20-2018
Provide appropriate care for a resident to maintain and/or improve range of motion (ROM), limited ROM and/or mobility, unless a decline is for a medical reason.
(Health)
08-08-2019 / 08-28-2019
Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
(Health)
12-26-2019 / 01-14-2020
Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
(Health)
01-22-2020 / 04-21-2020
Have exits that are accessible at all times.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Have properly located and lighted "Exit" signs.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 06-15-2020
Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 06-05-2020
Properly select, install, inspect, or maintain portable fire extinguishes.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 04-24-2020
Ensure receptacles at patient bed locations and where general anesthesia is administered, are tested after initial installation, replacement or servicing.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
(Fire Safety)
02-05-2020 / 03-09-2020
Honor the resident's right to and the facility must promote and facilitate resident self-determination through support of resident choice.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Honor the resident's right to organize and participate in resident/family groups in the facility.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure that each resident is free from the use of physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Respond appropriately to all alleged violations.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide timely notification to the resident, and if applicable to the resident representative and ombudsman, before transfer or discharge, including appeal rights.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Assess the resident when there is a significant change in condition
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Create and put into place a plan for meeting the resident's most immediate needs within 48 hours of being admitted
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide appropriate care for a resident to maintain and/or improve range of motion (ROM), limited ROM and/or mobility, unless a decline is for a medical reason.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide enough food/fluids to maintain a resident's health.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure that feeding tubes are not used unless there is a medical reason and the resident agrees; and provide appropriate care for a resident with a feeding tube.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide safe, appropriate pain management for a resident who requires such services.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Observe each nurse aide's job performance and give regular training.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide the appropriate treatment and services to a resident who displays or is diagnosed with dementia.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure a licensed pharmacist perform a monthly drug regimen review, including the medical chart, following irregularity reporting guidelines in developed policies and procedures.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure each resident?s drug regimen must be free from unnecessary drugs.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure menus must meet the nutritional needs of residents, be prepared in advance, be followed, be updated, be reviewed by dietician, and meet the needs of the resident.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure food and drink is palatable, attractive, and at a safe and appetizing temperature.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Have a policy regarding use and storage of foods brought to residents by family and other visitors.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Conduct and document a facility-wide assessment to determine what resources are necessary to care for residents competently during both day-to-day operations and emergencies.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Give their staff education on dementia care, and what abuse, neglect, and exploitation are; and how to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Ensure nurse aides have the skills they need to care for residents, and give nurse aides education in dementia care and abuse prevention.
(Health)
02-26-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
(Health)
04-10-2020 / 04-21-2020
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
(Health)
10-06-2020 / 12-02-2020
Ensure that residents are free from significant medication errors.
(Health)
10-06-2020 / 12-02-2020
Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
(Health)
11-03-2020 / 12-08-2020
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
(Health)
11-20-2020 / 01-21-2021
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
(Health)
12-10-2020 / 12-21-2020
Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
(Health)
12-10-2020 / 12-21-2020
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
(Health)
07-12-2021 / 11-08-2021
Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
(Health)
07-12-2021 / 11-08-2021
Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.
(Health)
08-17-2021 / 11-08-2021
Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
(Health)
08-17-2021 / 11-08-2021
Respond appropriately to all alleged violations.
(Health)
08-17-2021 / 11-08-2021
Provide safe, appropriate pain management for a resident who requires such services.
(Health)
08-17-2021 / 09-15-2021
Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
(Health)
08-17-2021 / 09-15-2021
Ensure that residents are free from significant medication errors.
(Health)
08-17-2021 / 09-15-2021
Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.
(Health)
09-15-2021 / 11-08-2021
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
(Health)
09-15-2021 / 11-08-2021
Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently.
(Health)
09-15-2021 / 11-08-2021
Establish a governing body that is legally responsible for establishing and implementing policies for managing and operating the facility and appoints a properly licensed administrator responsible for managing the facility.
(Health)
09-15-2021 / 11-08-2021
Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.
(Health)
10-07-2021 / 11-08-2021
Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently.
(Health)
10-07-2021 / 11-08-2021
Establish a governing body that is legally responsible for establishing and implementing policies for managing and operating the facility and appoints a properly licensed administrator responsible for managing the facility.
(Health)
10-07-2021 / 11-08-2021
Have a plan that describes the process for conducting QAPI and QAA activities.
(Health)
10-07-2021 / 11-08-2021
Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-04-2022
Honor the resident's right to voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal and the facility must establish a grievance policy and make prompt efforts to resolve grievances.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-04-2022
Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-04-2022
Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-04-2022
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-04-2022
Provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-04-2022
Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-04-2022
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
(Health)
02-25-2022 / 04-13-2022

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CMS Five Star Ratings and Quality Measures for Ballard Center

Five different rating results plus detailed inspection numbers and quality measures for Ballard Center.

Covid Infections at Ballard Center

This report is updated weekly and shows new and historical infection levels.

Nursing Hours Analysis for Ballard Center

How long a nurse spends with a resident can be an important factor in their recovery. This page shows the average nursing hours spent per resident for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, PTs and all licensed staff.

Ownership Details for Ballard Center

A list of all of the registered owners for Ballard Center. This includes direct and indirect owners and managers.

Noted Deficiencies for Ballard Center

A list of all of the deficiencies for the facility. This includes a description, type of deficiency, incident date and when the facility reports that the incident was corrected.

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