Diversicare of St Joseph is a large facility in Saint Joseph, Missouri. With an overall rating of D, this is a lower end nursing home. As far as we can see, we would be very reluctant to recommend this nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection grade. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category scores
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Diversicare of St Joseph
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Blood Administration
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we actually gave it an excellent score in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Inspection scores are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is its long-term care grade, where it was given a B-. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility gave the vaccine to 97.99427 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable total. This place keeps its residents 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
Tragically, this facility received an F for its short-term care grade. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is more often than not a reliable assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
The last category we assessed was nursing. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this category. Our nursing grade features several factors. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of St Joseph Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that had falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 0.98% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 20.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 18.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 7.6% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 98.45% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 25.5% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 10.82% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 10.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 15.66% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of St Joseph, 80.85% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Saint Joseph, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
Looking for more options? Saint Joseph, Missouri has 4 other nursing homes
- Mosaic Life Care at St JosephAcute Care Hospitals 3.9 miles away5325 Faraon Street Saint Joseph Missouri 64506Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 271-6000