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 is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. This nursing home seems to have a few things 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.
Blue River Healthcare
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
This facility's best category grade came in the category of government inspections. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B+. It actually outperformed most facilities in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving patients even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care, where this facility was given a B- in this area. Short-term care grades are important for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in that area. This is a decent grade in this category. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 70.229004 percent of its patients, which is somewhat concerning. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue River Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue River Healthcare, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue River Healthcare, 4.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue River Healthcare, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients which experienced UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue River Healthcare, 14.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue River Healthcare, 24.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue River Healthcare, 3.91% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue River Healthcare, 92.49% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue River Healthcare, 14.12% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue River Healthcare, 14.93% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Blue River Healthcare, 1.77 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue River Healthcare, 14.93 Percentage 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.