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Bethesda Southgate

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Bethesda Southgate's website

5943 Telegraph Road,
Saint Louis MO 63129

(314) 846-2000

47.84% estimated occupancy 1

Bethesda Southgate is a large non-profit nursing home in Saint Louis, Missouri. We awarded this facility an overall grade of A which is world class overall score. This ended up being quite a bit better than many of the facilities in Saint Louis. Saint Louis offers a double digit count of nursing homes, but we doubt you will need to check out too many others. This one is a first class option. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Missouri badge

Top Nursing Home in Missouri Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Missouri badge

Top Nursing Home in Missouri Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has received excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 70 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we anticipated but still a respectable figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. The nursing score assesses several datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning to the final category, this nursing home received an excellent short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category, giving this facility straight A's. Our short-term care grades are likely most important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Bethesda Southgate Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Bethesda Southgate, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Bethesda Southgate, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Bethesda Southgate, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that had a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Bethesda Southgate, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Bethesda Southgate, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Bethesda Southgate, 4.19% of Patients

This is the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Bethesda Southgate, 88.53% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Bethesda Southgate, 14.79% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Bethesda Southgate, 14.68% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bethesda Southgate, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bethesda Southgate, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Bethesda Southgate, 11.55 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Bethesda Southgate, 72.81% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Saint Louis, MO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Dialysis

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