Colonial Springs Healthcare Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Buffalo, Missouri. It looks like this facility is a well below average facility. A score in this range suggests we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Buffalo. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Colonial Springs Healthcare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
750 West Cooper, PO Box 978,
Buffalo MO 65622
79.55% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Colonial Springs Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. This grade is more respectable than the facility's overall score. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's short-term care rating ended up being one of its higher grades. The nursing home was awarded a B- in this category. In our short-term care grade, we seek to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were extremely impressed to find that this facility offers its residents substantially more physical therapist hours than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This place outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country with 55 percent of its residents returning home. This is a better rate than most nursing homes.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a solid grade in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.70588 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, its hospitalization rate was not quite as favorable. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.56 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
Moving on to our final category, this facility received a grade of C in nursing, which we consider to be a decent rating. We assessed the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This place provides only 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Springs Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 9.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 4.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 3.44% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 20.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 24.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 4.04% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 89.97% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 14.55% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 15.54% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 15.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 11.99 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 72.55% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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