Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes for2012 & 2013. Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center achieved a Five Star rating as measured by the CMS (see Medicare.gov).
On November 16, 2016, U.S. News and World Report released their list of the top rated skilled nursing facilities in the nation. Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is happy to again be named one of the best nursing homes on top of their 5-star rating by Medicare.
The federal Medicare program ranked some of the top nursing homes in the Seattle area. Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation ranked among the best nursing homes with perfect score, 5-stars, in overall ratings. A huge congratulations to Burien for being an exemplary facility and providing the best care they can. For more about the Medicare rating and new website, read about it here.
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has received accreditation as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities. The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems including whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.
Several years ago, nursing homes staff came to understand the harmful effects of restraints and stopped using them. Restraints cause decline in a person’s physical, mental and emotional well being. By keeping people from moving, restraints adversely affect a person’s respiratory, digestive, circulatory and muscular systems, contribute to depression and isolation.
Personal alarms are a restraint as they keep a person from moving. There is NO evidence to support alarms’ usefulness in preventing falls or injuries. In fact, in most cases, falls continue to occur. From a practical perspective, many residents dislike them and repeatedly hide or remove them, devices malfunction and if too many are in use the warning sound loses its effectiveness at alerting staff.
For residents, there can be numerous negative consequences to their quality of life and mobility:
Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center strives to provide compassionate skilled care. Safety always comes first with our patients. We have comprehensive fall prevention protocols in place that essentially eliminates alarms. We are committed to being a restraint free care facility. If for some reason the resident is assessed to require a bed alarm or grab bars, the facility has equipment available.
We are happy to explain our safety procedures to any concerned patient and their family. Our Director of Community Relations, Nichole can be reached at 206-454-9186.