Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of only two available nursing homes in Carthage, Missouri. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most people. Based on our assessment, this place is a good fit for quite a few people. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Meal Delivery
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so favorably is that it received a favorable long-term care score. In fact, long-term care turned out to be its second highest category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing ratings are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is short-term care, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B-. This actually ended up being this facility's weakest category. This is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a meaningful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is 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, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have had a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.19% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 88.53% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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