Cottages of Lake St Louis is a small nursing home located in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. With an overall rating of B+, this looks like a high quality nursing home. This facility truly has plenty going for it. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Cottages of Lake St Louis
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this facility fared well in short-term care. We awarded it an A for that category. Our short-term care grades are likely more important for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. There are quite a few subcategories included in this area. Most of the datapoints reflect staffing levels. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Missouri in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning residents even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a decent score in this category, with a B-. Even though this wasn't as favorable as a few of its other grades, it is still not a bad grade. In our long-term care score, we weigh the quantity of care offered by a facility, as well as a series of quality data points. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.72131 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cottages of Lake St Louis Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of 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 Cottages of Lake St Louis, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 4.11% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 88.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cottages of Lake St Louis, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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