Avalon Care Center - Federal Way

135 South 336th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
King County
Phone: 253-835-7453
Provider Number: 505510
Last Inspection: 01/23/2014

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
120
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
111
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
9
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
93%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
Resident
Type of Ownership
Type of Ownership
For profit - Corporation
Within a Hospital?
Within Hospital?
NO

State Inspection Deficiencies About State Inspection Deficiencies

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Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Region


  • Facility
  • County
  • WA
  • USA
  • 38
  • 30
  • 23
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 38
  • 32
  • 44
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

1/23/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/14/2014
Failed To: Develop 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2014
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2014
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/14/2014
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/14/2014
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/14/2014
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2014
Failed To: Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2014
Failed To: Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/14/2014
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2014
Failed To: Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/14/2014
 

8/17/2012 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/25/2012
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/25/2012
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/25/2012
Failed To: Provide or obtain dental services for each resident. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/25/2012
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/25/2012
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/25/2012
Failed To: Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/25/2012
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/25/2012
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/25/2012
 

9/27/2011 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 11/2/2011
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011
Failed To: Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011
Failed To: Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/2/2011
Failed To: Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011
Failed To: Have a detailed, written plan for disasters and emergencies, such as fire, severe weather, and missing residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011
Failed To: 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/2/2011
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011
Failed To: Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/2/2011
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/2/2011
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/2/2011


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

 

10/29/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Tell 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/5/2014
 

11/19/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 11/19/2013

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg WA State Avg
Number of Residents 111 84.10 77.56
Registered Nurses 0.88 1.27 1.19
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.86 0.57 0.60
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.50 2.71 2.59
Total Staff Hours 4.24 4.55 4.37

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% WA State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 5 5 5
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 2 2 2
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 22 10 10
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 1 7 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 15 16 17
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 6 7 8
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 2 4 4
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 3 9 8
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0 2 0
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 6 13 13
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 4 3 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 2 6 6
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 80 53 51
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 1 1 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 26 18 20
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 7 10 13
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 2 13 14
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 0 0 0