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Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare's website

631 West Main Street,
Buffalo MO 65622

(417) 345-5422

71% estimated occupancy 1

Please note our records indicate that Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare is a small facility in Buffalo, Missouri. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. This facility has a few things working in its favor. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains respectable levels of care.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, we awarded this facility a grade of B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable scores. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 75.968994 percent of its residents. This is a bit less than we expected. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

As it turns out, this facility only received a grade of D for its short-term care rating, which is not a score to write home about. Short-term care scores are crucial for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. With a score this poor in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this nursing home was below average in multiple staffing figures we assess. It supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The last category we rated was nursing. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this category, which is a rock bottom score. This is obviously a major concern. The nursing score assesses quite a few data points, many of which are based on nursing hours. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were significantly below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percent of long-term residents who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents that suffered falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 4.11% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 88.89% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 14.76% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 15.81% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many believe that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 1.64 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.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Buffalo Prairie Center for Rehab and Healthcare, 72.5% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.