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Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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713 Oak Street,
Sundance WY 82729

65.62% estimated occupancy 1

Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care is located in Sundance, Wyoming, a city with 2,251 people. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on our assessment, this place is a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - Hospital district
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home's nursing score is better than its overall score. Due to a strong performance in this area, it received a quality score in nursing with a B+. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This nursing home also received a favorable inspection grade. In fact, its inspection grade turned out to be its second best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. Our inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's better category grades came in the category of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is frequently a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our next area is long-term care, where we gave this nursing home a C in this category. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 93.33333 percent of its residents. This is a few points lower than we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 5.66% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 4.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 4.44% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 14.44% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 16.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 0% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 93.73% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 16.67% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 4.17% of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 4.17% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.