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Yakima Valley School

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609 Speyers Rd, Selah, WA


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

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.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

11/12/2011  -  An OurParents User 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
  • 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

Demographic Profile for Selah, WA,98942


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
35.4 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

6% Above
Cost of Food
10% Above
16% Below
10% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
84 / 100
Water Quality
53 / 100
Superfund Sites
31 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crime
Property Crimes