Country Aire Retirement Center is located in Lewistown, Missouri, a city with a population of 1,167 people. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road rating. This place has a few things going for it. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Country Aire Retirement Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We wanted to point out that this facility's long-term care score outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for its long-term care grade, which is one of our better grades. This propped up its overall grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.79412 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility actually received a solid government inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B-. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the 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, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. The nursing category analyzes many datapoints, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is short-term care, which turned out to be this facility's worst category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that area. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Considering its abysmal rating in this category, we were not shocked to find this place offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Aire Retirement Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 13.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 2.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who suffered a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 6.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 17.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 2.34% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 98.9% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 20.74% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 15.16% of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 15.16% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 8.93% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Country Aire Retirement Center, 83.66% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.