Bell Avenue Nursing Center is a nursing home in Elk City, Oklahoma, which has 14,147 people. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this looks like a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our ratings, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Bell Avenue Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area, with an A-. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's better category scores was in the category of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a B+. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at is short-term care, where this facility received a B- in this area. Short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
This facility's weakest area is nursing, which is the final category we looked at. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. The nursing score is based on a handful of components, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bell Avenue Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 4.58% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 13.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, 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 Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 3.83% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 92.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 14.52% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 16.45% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 16.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 15.05 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bell Avenue Nursing Center, 70.64% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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