Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center is one of seven nursing homes located in Saint Joseph, Missouri. This turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. With no elite nursing homes in the city, this is actually the top nursing home in Saint Joseph. Finally, this facility did have an ownership change in the last 12 months, so we'll have to keep an eye on it to make sure it maintains its excellent quality standards.
Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center 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.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as mentioned above, but we wanted to emphasize its excellent long-term care rating. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 50.409836 percent of its patients, which is a bit below what we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this facility 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.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. The nursing grade weighs numerous subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home received a grade of C for this area. Our short-term care ratings are probably more critical for those in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents which have experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 4.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 88.53% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carriage Square Rehab and Healthcare Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Saint Joseph, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Saint Joseph, Missouri has 6 other nursing homes
- Mosaic Life Care at St JosephAcute Care Hospitals 2.03 miles away5325 Faraon Street Saint Joseph Missouri 64506Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 271-6000