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Blue River Healthcare

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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1105 East Main,
Tishomingo OK 73460

(580) 371-2636

58.57% estimated occupancy 1

Blue River Healthcare is a senior living facility located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. This city has a population of 4,747 people. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

This facility received an inspection score which is better than its overall score. Inspection scores are based on the facility's recent inspections. We awarded this facility a very solid grade of B+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This place was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A couple relatively minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. When computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as good measures of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility received its third best category score in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. Our short-term care grade is often employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation To offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Our last category is long-term care, where we gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home'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 residents. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 67.96875 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 2.61 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this figure is quite a bit higher than the national average, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities based on the medical complexity of residents.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Blue River Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Blue River Healthcare, 8.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained 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: A

In Blue River Healthcare, 4.4% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Blue River Healthcare, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Blue River Healthcare, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Blue River Healthcare, 24.69% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Blue River Healthcare, 3.95% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Blue River Healthcare, 91.04% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Blue River Healthcare, 14.73% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Blue River Healthcare, 17.09% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Blue River Healthcare, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Blue River Healthcare, 17.09 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Hospital TishomingoCritical Access Hospitals 0.82 miles away1000 South Byrd Tishomingo Oklahoma 73460Voluntary non-profit - Church(580) 371-2327
  • Alliancehealth MadillCritical Access Hospitals 12.16 miles away901 S 5th Ave Madill Oklahoma 73446Proprietary(580) 795-3384

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