Aurora Nursing Center is a facility located in Aurora, Missouri, which has a population of 12,136 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber typically suggests a few red flags. This place seems to have very little working in its favor. The only positive thing we can really say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Aurora Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Contracted Memory Care
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
Although we weren't high on this facility overall, we gave it a B- for short-term care. This score is more respectable than the place's overall grade. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is considered to be a useful assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
We also awarded this facility a grade of C for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a C. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to the final area of health inspections, we gave this nursing home a grade of C for our inspection category. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were category G through L deficiencies. This tells you it dodged the more ominous categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aurora Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aurora Nursing Center, 9.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aurora Nursing Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aurora Nursing Center, 3.29% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aurora Nursing Center, 20.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aurora Nursing Center, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aurora Nursing Center, 5.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aurora Nursing Center, 86.07% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aurora Nursing Center, 15.8% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aurora Nursing Center, 13.34% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Aurora Nursing Center, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aurora Nursing Center, 13.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aurora Nursing Center, 71.67% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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