With an address in Piedmont, Missouri, Clark's Mountain Nursing Center is the sole nursing home we were able to find in this city. With an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the more impressive facilities we looked at. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Clark's Mountain Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Missouri Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.28058 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given an impressive short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category with a grade of B. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most important for folks needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Moving on to the next area, this facility was awarded an acceptable nursing grade. Even though this is not nearly as elite as several of its other grades, this is really not a poor grade. When determining our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clark's Mountain Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 4.19% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 88.53% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clark's Mountain Nursing Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who 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 performance.