Dexter Living Center is a small nursing home located in Dexter, Missouri. This facility is among the top facilities we assessed. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the nation. Keep reading to find this facility's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Dexter Living Center
- Nursing Home
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 - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. When calculating our nursing grades, we factor in both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility was superb in our long-term care category. We awarded them a dominant grade of A+ in this area. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 93.05556 percent of its patients, which is a bit less than we were hoping for. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We gave this nursing home a score of A for inspections. Our inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem 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 final category, this facility also was given an impressive short-term care grade, with an A-. This finished off a straight A report card. In computing our short-term care scores, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is considered to be a useful assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dexter Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dexter Living Center, 9.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dexter Living Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dexter Living Center, 3.29% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dexter Living Center, 20.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dexter Living Center, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dexter Living Center, 5.4% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dexter Living Center, 86.07% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dexter Living Center, 15.8% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dexter Living Center, 13.34% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dexter Living Center, 13.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
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