Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care is located in Sundance, Wyoming, a city with 2,251 people. This facility appears to be among the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires high-end scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
713 Oak Street,
Sundance WY 82729
79.06% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.80851 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an A. The nursing score analyzes a handful of factors, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility also performed well in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. It received one of our best grades in that category with a grade of B+. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we awarded this facility an B+ for its short-term care rating. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. Our short-term care scores are arguably more important for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 5.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 4.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 3.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 19.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 14.88% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 5.95% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 96.71% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 14.9% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 17.03% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 1.06 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crook County Medical Services District Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care, 17.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Crook County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away713 Oak Street Sundance Wyoming 82729Government - Hospital District or Authority(307) 283-3501