Ash Grove Healthcare Facility is a senior living facility in Ash Grove, Missouri, which has a population of 3,746 people. This facility is one of the highest-graded nursing homes we looked at. A score in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. At the end of the day, this nursing home would be a wonderful choice for most people. This nursing home also received very consistent scores in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Ash Grove Healthcare Facility
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing grades are mostly tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Missouri in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a dominant grade. Short-term care grades are typically employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was long-term care, where this facility was given a B+. This rounded out a first-rate profile. Few nursing homes received a B+ or higher in each of our categories. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.27536 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ash Grove Healthcare Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 9.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents who developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 3.29% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 20.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 5.4% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 86.07% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 15.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 13.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 13.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 13.27 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 71.67% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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