Blue River Healthcare is a facility located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, a city with a population of 4,747 people. With an overall rating of B, this facility is a fine option. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Blue River Healthcare
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Blood Administration
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of a quality overall grade, this nursing home also earned favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it one of our better scores in that area, with a B+. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care grades this year. In fact, we gave it one of our better scores in that area, with a score of B+. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 89.94083 percent of its residents, which is slightly below what we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next best area is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the road score in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
The final area we rated is nursing. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. The nursing grade features numerous data points. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing scores also consider some quality-focused metrics. We look at the percent of residents who experienced pressure ulcers and major falls. Sometimes these metrics are measures of the quality of nursing care, since superior care can reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue River Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue River Healthcare, 11.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue River Healthcare, 3.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue River Healthcare, 5.52% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue River Healthcare, 12.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue River Healthcare, 33.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue River Healthcare, 2.1% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue River Healthcare, 92.06% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue River Healthcare, 19.01% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue River Healthcare, 7.03% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In Blue River Healthcare, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue River Healthcare, 7.03% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue River Healthcare, 15.28% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.