Aurora Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Aurora, Missouri. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable marks. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to discover that this place was consistent in each of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Aurora Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1700 South Hudson Avenue,
Aurora MO 65605
39.12% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
It should be noted that this nursing home's inspection rating outpaced its overall score. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ for its inspections grade, which is one of our better scores. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility earned an B in the area of nursing. When determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a positive score in short-term care. This nursing home earned a B in this area, which turns out to be one of our more impressive scores. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This place outperformed the majority of facilities in the nation in this area with 52.3 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this category. In the area of long-term care, we focus more on the amount of care offered by a nursing home, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this facility had 3.46 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this figure is somewhat concerning, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to the preexisting medical conditions of patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aurora Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aurora Nursing Center, 9.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aurora Nursing Center, 4.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aurora Nursing Center, 3.44% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aurora Nursing Center, 20.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aurora Nursing Center, 24.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aurora Nursing Center, 4.04% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aurora Nursing Center, 89.97% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aurora Nursing Center, 14.55% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aurora Nursing Center, 15.54% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Aurora Nursing Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aurora Nursing Center, 15.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aurora Nursing Center, 11.99 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aurora Nursing Center, 72.55% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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