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Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center's website

1901 Buena Vista Avenue,
Carthage MO 64836

(417) 358-1937

82.66% estimated occupancy 1

Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center is the only facility located in Carthage, Missouri. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a good fit for quite a few people. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • 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
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better grades in that category, with an A. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's higher category grades was in the area of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final category we assessed is short-term care, which is this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this category. Of course, this category hurt the nursing home's overall profile to some degree. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. It looks like this place was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.29% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of long-term care patients which suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.4% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 86.07% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.8% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.34% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.


Grade: D

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.27 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, 71.67% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Hospital CarthageCritical Access Hospitals 2.1 miles away3125 Dr Russell Smith Way Carthage Missouri 64836Voluntary non-profit - Private(417) 358-8121
  • Freeman Health System - Freeman WestAcute Care Hospitals 14.78 miles away1102 West 32nd Street Joplin Missouri 64804Voluntary non-profit - Private(417) 347-1111
  • Mercy Hospital JoplinAcute Care Hospitals 14.79 miles away100 Mercy Way Joplin Missouri 64804Voluntary non-profit - Church(417) 781-2727

Nearby Dialysis

  • Heartland Kidney Center1.55 miles away2828 South Grand Carthage Missouri 64836Dialysis Stations: 16 (417) 358-5500
  • Freeman Health System Outpatient Dialysis Center10.33 miles away1636 S Madison St Webb City Missouri 64870Dialysis Stations: 15 (417) 347-2300
  • Silver Creek Dialysis10.67 miles away2011 E 32nd St Ste 101 Joplin Missouri 64804Dialysis Stations: 8 (417) 627-9490
  • Freeman Nephrology & Dialysis Center13.78 miles away932 E 34th St Joplin Missouri 64804Dialysis Stations: 17 (417) 347-8330
  • Fmc - Joplin East14.48 miles away522 West 32nd St Suite B Joplin Missouri 64804Dialysis Stations: 24 (417) 782-4055