Carriage Square Living & Rehab 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 Living & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Carriage Square Living & Rehab 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
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- 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 49.545452 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.
Adding to its impressive grades, we awarded this nursing home an B+ for inspections. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We looked at the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this category. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. It doesn't appear that this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 4.11% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 88.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carriage Square Living & Rehab Center, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Saint Joseph, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- 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