Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Carthage, Missouri. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. This place seems to have some things going for it. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1901 Buena Vista Avenue,
Carthage MO 64836
73.25% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this facility an A for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A-. Few facilities performed better in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.26 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home averaged just 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This statistic is well below the national average. In addition to receiving below average marks for total nursing hours, this facility was less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing grades. We looked at the percentage of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and found this facility was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in this metric.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest category was short-term care, which is the last area we looked at. In this area, we awarded this facility a D. Short-term care ratings are crucial for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 40.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.44% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 24.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.04% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 89.97% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.55% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.99 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.55% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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