Cheyenne Health Care Center is an average-sized facility located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This facility was given a rock bottom overall rating based on the data we looked at. Cheyenne received a city grade of C, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this facility earned a decent score in the area of long-term care. We provide additional information about this category below.
Cheyenne Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category G through L deficiencies. This means it dodged the more serious categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Unfortunately, this ended up being one of its better grades. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second lowest score is short-term care, where it earned just a D in that area. This is a well below average grade. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Given its grade in this area, we were not surprised to find that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected here. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.9 percent of its residents returning home. This was well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care. We gave it an F for this area, which is an abysmal score. Facilities that don't fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 77.702705 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cheyenne Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 6.07% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 4.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 3.68% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 14.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 5.34% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 95.12% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 15.53% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cheyenne Health Care Center, 76.64% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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