Dexter Living Center is one of just three nursing homes in Dexter, Missouri. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the most impressive ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes nationally. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category scores, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Dexter Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
415 S Catalpa Street,
Dexter MO 63841
25.34% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this place also performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many facilities performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its elite assessments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We assessed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 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 pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B. Believe it or not, this was this facility's worst category. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their worst grade still outperforms most other nursing homes. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents 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, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dexter Living Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dexter Living Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dexter Living Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dexter Living Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dexter Living Center, 4.19% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dexter Living Center, 88.53% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dexter Living Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dexter Living Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dexter Living Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
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