Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare is a small facility in Buffalo, Missouri. It looks like this facility is a relatively poor nursing home. A score in this range indicates we found a few red flags. As far as we can see, we'd struggle to recommend this facility. The best thing we can say about this facility is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall grade, we did give it a strong grade in the category of inspections, where it earned a B+. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid places that have a long list of severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The next highest area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. With our long-term care category, we look at the quantity of care offered by a nursing home, as well as some qualitative measures. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit concerned this facility provided the vaccine to only 65.44118 percent of its residents. On a more positive note, this place 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
We awarded this facility a grade of just D for our short-term care score. This is not a very good score. Our short-term care grades are likely most critical for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With its grade in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this place was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected here. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Moving on to our final area, we gave this facility a D in nursing. This is the nursing home's worst category grade. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This place averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 1.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 9.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 4% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 35.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 36.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 15.74% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 65.22% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 20.37% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 17.82% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 17.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 55.45% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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