Amie Holt Care Center is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Buffalo, Wyoming. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires favorable marks in most areas. In fact, this nursing home is one of the top 25 facilities in Wyoming. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Amie Holt Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
497 W Lott,
Buffalo WY 82834
64.59% estimated occupancy 1
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Wyoming Awards 2019
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also earned top notch health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better scores in this category, with an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A. The nursing rating analyzes several datapoints, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home received a very favorable short-term care score. We gave them an impressive strong of A- in this area. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most meaningful for people needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility was awarded a respectable long-term care score. While this was not nearly as good as some of its other category grades, this is truly not a major area of concern. Long-term care scores are crucial for individuals requiring personal care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Amie Holt Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Amie Holt Care Center, 5.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Amie Holt Care Center, 4.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Amie Holt Care Center, 3.51% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents that had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Amie Holt Care Center, 19.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Amie Holt Care Center, 14.88% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Amie Holt Care Center, 5.95% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Amie Holt Care Center, 96.71% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Amie Holt Care Center, 14.9% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Amie Holt Care Center, 17.03% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Amie Holt Care Center, 1.06 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Amie Holt Care Center, 17.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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