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Mt Baker Care Center
2905 Connelly Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
Based on 23 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsAssisted Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation
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Mt Baker Care Center DescriptionMt. Baker Care Center is the perfect place for you and your loved ones to feel comfortable and at ease. Since we opened our doors in 1991, we have consistently delivered a lifestyle of compassionate care, well-being, and value amidst a beautiful setting. Nestled in the beautiful city of Bellingham, Washington, Mt. Baker Care Center is a top provider of skilled nursing and assisted living services. Here, you will find a community of residents who are thriving and enjoying life to the fullest.
Assisted LivingWhen you choose to make Summit Place your home, do so with the knowledge that you’ve just gained a loving and supportive family in all of us! At Summit Place, we don't just provide the same old amenities that our residents would expect. We go above and beyond to make each resident feel unique, understood, and loved during the process. Whether it's meal service, laundry assistance, housekeeping, nursing oversight, medication assistance or help with personal service needs and leisure activities – we do it all with a smile and genuine care for each individual.
RehabilitationMt. Baker Care Center is dedicated to providing its residents with top-notch in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services that cover the gamut from physical, occupational, and speech therapies to restorative nursing. We can provide residents with professional, reliable, and effective therapy sessions by contracting with Infinity Rehab. Incorporating unique measures into every care plan helps residents meet their physical goals more quickly and transition back home in a timely manner.
Skilled NursingMt. Baker Care Center's skilled nursing services are five-star rated and provide a healing environment with a patient-centered approach for both short and long term care. We have highly trained registered and licensed practical nurses on staff 24 hours a day, and our patient-to-staff ratios are higher than state and national averages. This means that each resident receives the individualized care they need to recover.
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ServicesMt Baker Care Center and Summit Place Assisted Living provide a wide range of services to their residents, including Rehabilitation Therapy, Skilled Nursing Care, Palliative Care, Generations Enrichment Activities, Specialized Services (speech, occupational and physical therapy), and Dietary Services tailored to individual needs.
Rehabilitation Services and AmenitiesMt Baker Care Center offers a full range of professional rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapies, as well as restorative nursing. The Center takes an integrated approach to ensure clients reach their goals more quickly. Home evaluations and a team approach are also available to ensure a smooth transition back home. With these comprehensive services and amenities, Mt Baker Care Center is an excellent choice for those in need of rehabilitation.
Skilled Nursing Services and AmenitiesMt Baker Care Center provides long-term convalescent care, subacute medical care, transitional nursing care, short-term respite care, behavior management and restorative therapy. 24-hour RN LPN and NAC care is also provided for the utmost in patient care. Furthermore, individualized rehabilitation programs are provided by licensed professionals and discharge planning including home assessment and evaluation of therapeutic services and equipment needs is available. All these amenities ensure that the residents receive comprehensive and quality skilled nursing services at Mt Baker Care Center.
physical, occupational and speech therapy
specialized nursing care
nurses on staff
physical, occupational, and speech therapies
assistance with activities of daily living
24-hour skilled nursing services
skilled nursing care
physical, occupational, and speech therapy
restorative nursing services
short-term respite care
patient and family education
daily enrichment activities
movie & popcorn
hair salon services
Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 4 stars on its health inspection, 5 stars on its quality measures rating, and 5 stars on its staffing rating. Within the quality measure rating, each facility is given a short-stay rating and a long-stay rating. This facility received a 5-star short-stay rating and a 5-star long-stay rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 04/01/91 and is run by a for profit organization. It is a large-sized nursing community with 70 nursing beds. Currently, there are 55 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically. The community is a continuing care retirement community which is a community where there are multiple levels of care at a single location. Typically these communities have 3-4 levels of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing care.
Overall RatingsMt Baker Care Center is a highly esteemed nursing home that boasts a 5-star overall rating, making it one of the nation's top-tier facilities. Its sterling reputation extends beyond its exceptional overall rating, as this mark actually places it in the uppermost 10% of all nursing home facilities nationwide - a testament to its prowess - and denotes that it is significantly surpassing the state average rating. Moreover, Mt Baker Care Center maintains a 4-star health inspection rating, a feat that solidly places it within the top 30% of all facilities in this category, once again outperforming the state average. The facility also prides itself in having a 5-star quality rating, an honor only granted to the best. This stands as another proof of high-level care, positioning it in the distinguished top 20% of all facilities in terms of this rating, and significantly exceeding the state average.
Staff RatingsMt Baker Care Center is a top-tier nursing home known for its distinguished and dedicated staff, boasting a 5-star staff rating - the highest achievable. The level of nursing aid provided by the facility is impressive, standing in the top 20% with a daily provision of 2.82 nursing aid staffing hours per resident, exceeding the state's average of 2.53 hours. However, the institution falls in the bottom 30% category when it comes to LPN staffing hours per resident per day, offering just 0.62 hours, lower than the state's 0.82. In terms of Registered Nurse (RN) staffing hours, the facility shines brightly in the top 10%, giving 1.32 hours per resident each day, surpassing the state's average of 0.89. Mt Baker Care Center maintains the same excellence in the provision of licensed staffing hours, occupying top 20% of facilities with a daily allocation of 1.94 hours per resident, outdoing the state's 1.71 hours. However, concerning physical therapist staffing hours, the center has room for improvement with the current statistics putting them in the bottom 10% of facilities due to a provision of 0.0 hours, far below the state's 0.09 hours per resident per day.
Covid DataThe Mt Baker Care Center excels in vaccination administration, outperforming most nursing homes in the state. In terms of resident vaccination rates, this nursing home is in the top 20% of facilities, boasting an impressive rate of 89.7%. This figure significantly surpasses the state average of 61.0%, demonstrating the Center's commitment to resident health and safety. In addition, the Center also ranks in the top 40% of facilities regarding the staff vaccination rate, which stands at 28.6%, on par with the state average. Therefore, it is evident that the Mt Baker Care Center not only prioritizes the well-being of its residents but also that of its staff.
Quality MeasuresThe Mt Baker Care Center, a premier nursing home, boasts a 5-star quality measure rating, placing it at the pinnacle of its sector. Notably, it ranks in the top 10% of care homes with 4.7% of residents exhibiting an increased dependency on help for daily activities, a significant reduction when compared to the state average of 14.91%. Furthermore, it maintains a superior care record with only 1.32% of its residents having ulcers; compared to the State's 6.89%, this is considerably better. Despite the exceptional management, the use of antipsychotic medication is an area of improvement with a relatively high 13.73% usage, albeit slightly lower than the state average of 13.94%. Additionally, the center falls within the bottom 30% in managing depressive symptoms among residents, with an incidence of 7.84%, below the state's 12.88%. Striving for continuous improvement, Mt Baker Care Center falls within the top 20% in terms of residents experiencing worsened movement independence, with a rate of 7.88%, significantly lower than the state average of 19.38%. This reaffirms the facility's commitment to providing superior care to its residents and their holistic wellbeing.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresThe Mt Baker Care Center performs impressively in various areas according to nursing home metrics. It ranks in the top 10% of facilities for both hospitalizations and outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days. Its hospitalization rate is 0.8 per 1000 days, remarkably below the state average of 1.1. Similarly, the center boasts 0.09 outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days, a fraction of the state's rate of 0.9. Furthermore, it also places highly in the top 10% of facilities for its percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after admission, with a rate of 10.4, significantly lower than the state average of 16.8. However, it falls in the bottom 40% when it comes to the percentage of short-stay residents who had outpatient emergency department visits, with a rate of 13.37, which is marginally higher than the state's percentage of 12.09. Despite this, the Mt Baker Care Center overall exhibits superior performance compared to many other facilities.
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Years ago, my mother-in-law stayed at your facility post hospitalization, her care was exemplary. I know since then, you have added innovative programs to keep the longer term residents simulated and healthy. And now, you have provided compassionate assistance in support of the homeless community via the Showers Now. Not Later Shower Truck. Wow, you've scored the trifecta of compassion. Thank you.
I have had a few elderly neighbors stay here over the years. One of them for just a short stay and the others for longer stays or had moved in there. Each time I went to visit I found their accommodations to be professional, friendly and the care specialized to each resident, and you can tell the people are truly invested in the care of the residents. I was also invited to stay for lunch a few times. It was good, but fairly average as long-term and skilled nursing care facilities go.They have a dedicated room for physical therapy and will be honest with their assessments for future and appropriate placement in one of their specialized wings. I observed one neighbor in the PT room and the staff was very friendly, yet serious about the help they were providing. Sadly, one of my neighbors passed away there and she had said if she had to end up somewhere other than her home, it would be at Mt. Baker Care Center.
Visited my mother in the care center this past week where she is recovering from a knee surgery with complications. Found it to be an exceptional facility. Very clean, the patients are well cared for with the appropriate amount of attention (no shelving of the elderly there!), she likes the food, and the staff really seem to get to know the patients as people which is much appreciated by me. I was nervous about my mom being in a care center because you hear so many bad stories, but after visiting without notice several times at different times of the day, I feel confident that the care is consistently good. Thank you so much!
People who really care! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my loved ones. I have visited many other skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and this is by far the best one I have seen. The facility is clean and comfortable and they are constantly improving. Amenities include spacious private rooms. Nice common areas and friendly people.
The food at Mt. Baker is amazing. My mom may never leave. The staff are all fantastic. There is no such thing as "that is not my job" everyone is so helpful. The rehab is state of the art. The place is so clean and tidy. Thanks so much for taking care of my mom, Aly--she just loves this facility.
Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.
|Severity of Deficiency||Isolated||Pattern||Widespread|
|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|
Fire Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-01||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP).|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-01||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Conduct risk assessment and an All-Hazards approach.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-01||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Develop Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-01||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish policies and procedures for volunteers.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-01||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Develop a communication plan.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-01||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Provide primary/alternate means for communication.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-03||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Install a fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-03||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-03||D||Services Deficiencies||Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-03||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-03||E||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.|
|2023-01-04||2023-02-03||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Ensure that testing and maintenance of electrical equipment is performed.|
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