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Heron's Key

  • Date Updated:  May 01, 2024
  • CMS Overall 5-Star Rating:  
  • Address:  4340 BORGEN BLVD NW
    GIG HARBOR WA 98332 Map
  • Phone:  253-313-0800
  • Website:   ) Click Here
  • Medicare Provider Number:  505531
  • Participating in Medicare Since:  January 31, 2018
  • No. of Certified Beds:  30
  • No. of Residents:   20
  • Occupancy:   66.67% ( as of 05/12/2024 )
  • Amount Fined:  $22,668.75
  • Complaints Filed:   0

  About Heron's Key

Heron's Key, located in GIG HARBOR, WA, is a non-profit organization that accepts Medicare. It is part of a continuing care retirement community. It is located not in a hospital. Heron's Key offers a range of services including skilled nursing, long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, and specialized memory care. The center is equipped with modern amenities and a supportive environment designed to enhance the quality of life for its residents. With a focus on personalized care plans and community engagement.

  • Heron's Key is ranked #1 out of 7 facilities within a 10 mile radius and #17 out of 77 facilities within a 25 mile radius. See Ranking Report
  • CMS 5-Star Overall Rating is (5 out of 5):
  • Current Trend:   Improving
  • Total Nursing Hours Spent Per Resident Per Day: 4.92
    (The national average is 3.78 )
  • The percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission is 14.27% .
  •    There is no indication of abuse occuring at Heron's Key. (CMS flags facilities where abuse has either happened or is very likely.)

  Heron's Key Owner & Operator Information

Business Entity Name:

HERONS KEY

Owners:

Managers and Directors:

  Heron's Key Ratings and Inspection Scores

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regularly inspects every skilled nursing facility. The results of the multi-day inspection is a series of star ratings. The health inspection scores are an absolute value, so you can compare one facility's score directly to another.

Ratings

Overall Rating 5:
Health Inspection Rating 4:
Quality Rating 5:
Staffing Rating 5:

Inspection Scores

Cycle 1 Score (as of January 08, 2024) 36
Cycle 2 Score (as of September 20, 2022) 88
Cycle 3 Score (as of December 20, 2019) 68
Weighted All Cycles Score 59

  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 Heron's Key spends MORE time on average with its residents than the state average for total nursing homes spent per resident and MORE time than the national average for total nursing homes spent per resident.

Type Facility State / National Avg
Registered Nurse (RN)
Hours 1.41 0.86 / 0.65
Case Mix 0.30 0.38 / 0.38
Adjusted 1.78 NA / NA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Hours 0.83 0.82 / 0.87
Case Mix 0.63 NA / NA
Adjusted 0.97 NA / NA
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
Hours 2.68 2.57 / 2.26
Case Mix 2.02 NA / NA
Adjusted 2.70 NA / NA
Total Licensed Staff
Hours 2.24 1.68 / 1.53
Physical Therapist (PT)
Hours 0.19 0.09 / 0.07
Total Nursing Homes Spent per Resident on Average
Hours 4.92 4.25 / 3.78
Case Mix 2.95 3.29 / 3.15
Adjusted 5.26 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)
This measure is considered when computing the 5-Star Overall Rating
14.3% / 17.9%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit (qm522)
This measure is considered when computing the 5-Star Overall Rating
6.5% / 13.2%
Better
Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days (qm551)
This measure is considered when computing the 5-Star Overall Rating
1.5% / 1.2%
Worse
Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 long-stay resident days (qm552)
This measure is considered when computing the 5-Star Overall Rating
0.4% / 1.0%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased (qm401) 14.8% / 14.4%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight (qm404) 7.0% / 6.1%
Worse
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder (qm405) 53.3% / 56.2%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder (qm406) 0.0% / 1.6%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection (qm407) 1.2% / 2.5%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms (qm408) 12.5% / 13.9%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained (qm409) 0.0% / 0.1%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury (qm410) 6.1% / 2.8%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine (qm415) 86.6% / 95.3%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication (qm419) 22.0% / 14.3%
Worse
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine (qm430) 79.2% / 85.0%
Worse
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication (qm434) 0.0% / 1.2%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened (qm451) 22.2% / 20.5%
Worse
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication (qm452) 12.3% / 11.9%
Worse
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers (qm453) 3.5% / 7.6%
Better
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (qm454) 89.5% / 94.7%
Worse
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function (qm471) 83.6% / 74.6%
Better
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (qm472) 91.4% / 78.8%
Better

  Hospitals Near Heron's Key

Quite often skilled nursing facilities and hospitals work closely together to help patients recover or manage a terminal illness. Hospitals deals with acute care while nursing homes treat patients for a longer period of time. New residents at skilled nursing homes typically come from a hospital and nursing home residents may be readmitted to a hospital if their recovery does not proceed well. (Hospital readmission rates are closely monitored by CMS.) Consequently it is important that you consider which hospitals are near a nursing home which choosing one. Below is a list of hospitals near Heron's Key.

This information is based on the most recent Hospital data. Historical data is not available.

Hospital 5-Star Overall Rating
MULTICARE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
401 15TH AVENUE SE
PUYALLUP, WA 98372
1
HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
325 9TH AVENUE
SEATTLE, WA 98104
1
MULTICARE AUBURN MEDICAL CENTER
202 NORTH DIVISION STREET PLAZA ONE
AUBURN, WA 98001
2
CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
3900 CAPITAL MALL DR SW
OLYMPIA, WA 98502
2
TACOMA GENERAL ALLENMORE HOSPITAL
315 S MLK JR WAY
TACOMA, WA 98405
2
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR
1959 NE PACIFIC ST BOX 356151
SEATTLE, WA 98195
3
HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER
2520 CHERRY AVENUE
BREMERTON, WA 98310
3
ST CLARE HOSPITAL
11315 BRIDGEPORT WAY S W
LAKEWOOD, WA 98499
3
HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER
16251 SYLVESTER ROAD SW
BURIEN, WA 98166
3
PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL
413 LILLY ROAD NE
OLYMPIA, WA 98506
3
MASON GENERAL HOSPITAL & FAMILY OF CLINICS
901 MT VIEW DRIVE
SHELTON, WA 98584
3
ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
34515 9TH AVENUE SOUTH
FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003
3
ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
1717 SOUTH J STREET
TACOMA, WA 98405
4
ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL
11567 CANTERWOOD BOULEVARD NW
GIG HARBOR, WA 98332
4
OVERLAKE HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
1035-116TH AVE NE
BELLEVUE, WA 98004
4
VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
400 S 43RD ST
RENTON, WA 98055
4
SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER
747 BROADWAY
SEATTLE, WA 98122
5
EVERGREENHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
12040 NE 128TH STREET
KIRKLAND, WA 98034
5
VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER
925 SENECA ST
SEATTLE, WA 98101
5
SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER / CHERRY HILL
500 17TH AVENUE
SEATTLE, WA 98122
5

  Medical Professionals Associated with Heron's Key

These are the doctors who are affiliated with Heron's Key. The data is from the most recent period. Historical data is not available.

  Local Nursing Homes

Below is a list of nursing homes in near Heron's Key (including this home). This list is ranked based on the nursing home's health inspection scores (alse referred to as the "weighted all cycles score"). We also show the home's 5-star overall rating in the list. (If a nursing home has been flaged by CMS for abuse, we will added an icon (  ) to the home to indicate this.)

The data is based on the dataset as of May 01, 2024.

Name Health Inspection Score / Overall Rating
Washington Soldiers Home
(ORTING, WA)
30.667 / 5:
Mission Healthcare at Renton
(RENTON, WA)
31.333 / 5:
Rainier Rehabilitation
(PUYALLUP, WA)
32.667 / 5:
Life Care Center of South Hill
(PUYALLUP, WA)
33.333 / 5:
Providence Mother Joseph Care
(OLYMPIA, WA)
36.667 / 5:
Caroline Kline Galland Home
(SEATTLE, WA)
38 / 5:
Puget Sound Healthcare Center
(OLYMPIA, WA)
42 / 5:
Northwoods Lodge
(SILVERDALE, WA)
42.667 / 5:
Queen Anne Healthcare
(SEATTLE, WA)
44.667 / 5:
Regency Olympia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
(OLYMPIA, WA)
46.667 / 3:
Briarwood at Timber Ridge
(ISSAQUAH, WA)
48.667 / 5:
Panorama City Conv and Rehab Ctr
(LACEY, WA)
49.333 / 5:
Transitional Care Center of Seattle
(SEATTLE, WA)
50.4 / 4:
Agility Health and Rehabilitation
(UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA)
51.333 / 4:
Bailey-Boushay House
(SEATTLE, WA)
52.667 / 4:
Mirabella Seattle
(SEATTLE, WA)
54.667 / 5:
Heron's Key
(GIG HARBOR, WA)
58.667 / 5:
Kin On Health Care Center
(SEATTLE, WA)
60.667 / 4:
The Hearthstone
(SEATTLE, WA)
62.667 / 5:
Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
(OLYMPIA, WA)
63.333 / 5:
Bainbridge Island Health and Rehab Center
(BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA)
64.667 / 5:
Life Care Center of Port Orchard
(PORT ORCHARD, WA)
66 / 5:
Lacey Post Acute and Rehabilitation
(LACEY, WA)
67.333 / 5:
Shelton Health and Rehab Center
(SHELTON, WA)
68.667 / 3:
Redmond Care and Rehabilitation Center
(REDMOND, WA)
75.333 / 5:
Eliseo
(TACOMA, WA)
76 / 4:
Tacoma Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
(TACOMA, WA)
80 / 2:
Providence Mount St Vincent
(SEATTLE, WA)
81.333 / 4:
The Oaks at Lakewood
(TACOMA, WA)
82 / 4:
Mission Healthcare at Bellevue
(BELLEVUE, WA)
86 / 4:
Corwin Center at Emerald Heights
(REDMOND, WA)
86 / 4:
Cottesmore of Life Care
(GIG HARBOR, WA)
86.667 / 4:
Columbia Lutheran Home
(SEATTLE, WA)
86.667 / 4:
Puyallup Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
(PUYALLUP, WA)
87.333 / 3:
The Terraces at Skyline
(SEATTLE, WA)
88.667 / 4:
Garden Terrace Healthcare Center of Federal Way
(FEDERAL WAY, WA)
90 / 4:
Washington Veteran Home-Retsil
(PT ORCHARD, WA)
93.333 / 3:
Avamere Rehabilitation at Ridgemont
(PORT ORCHARD, WA)
96.667 / 3:
Life Care Center of Kirkland
(KIRKLAND, WA)
102.667 / 2:
Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound
(TACOMA, WA)
104.667 / 4:
Park Shore
(SEATTLE, WA)
110 / 4:
Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation
(TACOMA, WA)
112.667 / 3:
Judson Park Health Center
(DES MOINES, WA)
113.333 / 4:
Covenant Shores Health Center
(MERCER ISLAND, WA)
122 / 3:
Life Care Center of Puyallup
(PUYALLUP, WA)
126 / 2:
Saint Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
(SEATTLE, WA)
127.667 / 2:
Hallmark Manor
(FEDERAL WAY, WA)
128.5 / 3:
Birch Creek Post Acute and Rehabilitation
(TACOMA, WA)
129.333 / 3:
Park Rose Care Center
(TACOMA, WA)
132 / 2:
Bayview Manor
(SEATTLE, WA)
132.667 / 2:
Avamere at Pacific Ridge
(TACOMA, WA)
135.333 / 1:
Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma
(TACOMA, WA)
138.667 / 2:
Avalon Care Center - Federal Way
(FEDERAL WAY, WA)
140 / 2:
Seattle Medical Post Acute Care
(SEATTLE, WA)
146 / 1:
Belmont Terrace
(BREMERTON, WA)
148.667 / 2:
Avamere Rehabilitation at Park West
(SEATTLE, WA)
150.333 / 2:
Life Care Center of Federal Way
(FEDERAL WAY, WA)
152.667 / 2:
Wesley Homes Health Center
(DES MOINES, WA)
157.333 / 3:
Emerald Bay Care
(BREMERTON, WA)
158.667 / 2:
Lea Hill Rehabilitation and Care Center
(AUBURN, WA)
161.667 / 3:
Canterbury House
(AUBURN, WA)
167.333 / 2:
Fir Lane Health and Rehab Ctr
(SHELTON, WA)
178 / 1:
Benson Heights Rehabilitation Center
(KENT, WA)
184.667 / 1:
Avamere Rehabilitation of Burien
(BURIEN, WA)
187.833 / 1:
Orchard Park Health Care and Rehab Center
(TACOMA, WA)
204.333 / 1:
Puget Sound Transitional Care
(DES MOINES, WA)
208 / 1:
Gig Harbor Health and Rehabilitation
(GIG HARBOR, WA)
212 / 1:
Linden Grove Health Care Center
(PUYALLUP, WA)
214 / 1:
Heartwood Extended Healthcare
(TACOMA, WA)
266 / 1:
Renton Health and Rehabilitation
(RENTON, WA)
268.5 / 2:
Roo Lan Health and Rehab
(LACEY, WA)
281.667 / 1:
Washington Care Center
(SEATTLE, WA)
297.333 / 1:
Ballard Center
(SEATTLE, WA)
297.833 / 1:
Bridgeview Care
(BREMERTON, WA)
338.5 / 1:
Valley View Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
(RENTON, WA)
396 / 1:
North Auburn Rehab and Health Center
(AUBURN, WA)
423 / 1:
Auburn Post Acute
(AUBURN, WA)
436.333 / 1:

  Our Analysis

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in GIG HARBOR, WA

Here is our analysis of the Best Nursing Homes in GIG HARBOR and Worst Nursing Homes in GIG HARBOR so that you can make better decisions when choosing a nursing home. You should also use these lists after choosing a home to stay abreast of changes.

Ownership Details for Heron's Key

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Noted Deficiencies for Heron's Key

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Nursing Hours Analysis for Heron's Key

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