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Yakima Valley School
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609 Speyers Rd
Selah, WA
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  • Skilled Nursing Facility

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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Yakima Valley School is a large, for profit, nursing home with 160 beds based in Selah, WA. At last check, the facility had 85 residents indicating that it is 53% occupied which is less than average within the state of Washington. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides family counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Yakima Valley School, was 5 stars. Only 19% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Washington. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 5 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Yakima Valley School with other senior care providers in Washington. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is higher than average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is higher than average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 12/01/2011.
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11/12/2011 An Current/Past Employee Writes: Yakima Valley Schools is one of the cleanist facilities I have ever worked for. The staff are well above average in caring and providing care for their residents. I have been a R.N. for approximately 8 years and I can not think of working any place else.

Description of Yakima Valley School in Selah, WA

Number of Beds : 160

Yakima Valley School, located in Selah, Washington provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicaid. Yakima Valley School has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 5 stars. Yakima Valley School has a very good hospital, Yakima Regional Medical And Cardiac Center, located nearby, which scored a 81 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Yakima Valley School's nearest hospital is 4 miles away. The zipcode (98942) in Washington, where Yakima Valley School is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Yakima Valley School can be found here.

Yakima Valley School is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Yakima Valley School is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Community Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Security

  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Personal Assistance

  • Foot Care
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
  • Special Health Conditions

  • Colostomy or Urostomy
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    Demographic Profile for Selah, WA,98942

    Annual Crime
    98942 Avg.
    Violent Crime 1 4
    Property Crimes 3 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 18%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 84 / 100
    Water Quality 53 / 100
    Superfund Sites 31 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 158.6
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 6% Above
    Cost of Food 10% Above
    Utilities 16% Below
    Miscellaneous 10% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 7.51%
    Male Population 49.44%
    Female Population 50.56%
    Median Age 35.4 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $56,122
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Selah WA
    Percent Religious 36.63%
    Catholic 17.40%
    Other Christian 6.21%
    Pentecostal 3.69%
    LDS 2.65%
    Baptist 2.32%
    All Other 4.36%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Selah WA
    White  86.2%
    Hispanic/Latino  9.8%
    Multiracial  1.9%
    Native American  1%
    Asian  0.6%
    Black  0.3%
    Other  0.1%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.