Ash Grove Healthcare Facility is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Ash Grove, Missouri. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. In our view, this place is a no brainer for most people. This facility also received consistently good grades in each of our categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Ash Grove Healthcare Facility
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A+. Inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.18033 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. We looked at the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next category, this facility also performed well in the short-term care category. We gave it a grade of B+ in this category. This rounded out a very strong report card. Our short-term care grade is often employed to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 4.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 88.53% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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