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Colonial Springs Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Colonial Springs Healthcare Center's website

750 West Cooper, PO Box 978,
Buffalo MO 65622

(417) 345-2228

79.17% 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.

Colonial Springs Healthcare Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Buffalo, Missouri. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A score in this range typically suggests some concerning datapoints. 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. The best thing we can really say about this facility is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Missouri badge

Top Nursing Home in Missouri Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although this place's overall score is not a highlight, it received a slightly more favorable grade in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for that area, which is not bad. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider 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. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this nursing home's more favorable category grades was in the category of short-term care. This wound up being its second most favorable category. In that area, we awarded this facility a B-. Our short-term care scores are probably most critical for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next most favorable category we gave this facility in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Our long-term care grade is commonly used to assess a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.45504 percent of its residents. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The final area we looked at is nursing, ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. The nursing rating is based on a host of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This particular facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This statistic is quite a bit below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Colonial Springs Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that have suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who had UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 4.19% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 88.53% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks 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: C

In Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.