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Diversicare of St Joseph

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Diversicare of St Joseph's website

3002 North 18th St,
Saint Joseph MO 64505

(816) 364-4200

52.05% estimated occupancy 1

Diversicare of St Joseph is a large facility in Saint Joseph, Missouri. With an overall rating of C, this appears to be a decent facility. This grade is not too far off the city grade for Saint Joseph, which is a B-. The best part of this place's report card is its stellar inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care
  • Blood Administration
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless government inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, we also wanted to note that this facility was given favorable long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our more impressive scores in this category, with a B. This turned out to be the facility's second best grade. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.1875 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Our nursing grade weighs many subcategories, many of which are based on nursing hours. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a relatively low total compared with most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final category we looked at is short-term care, which proved to be a low point for this facility. We gave this facility a D for the area of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are likely more critical for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Diversicare of St Joseph Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 4.19% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 88.53% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 14.79% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 14.68% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 11.55 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Diversicare of St Joseph, 72.81% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Saint Joseph, MO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Saint Joseph, Missouri has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mosaic Life Care at St JosephAcute Care Hospitals 3.9 miles away5325 Faraon Street Saint Joseph Missouri 64506Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 271-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Robidoux Dialysis1.65 miles away802 Jules St Saint Joseph Missouri 64501Dialysis Stations: 16 (816) 233-3340
  • St. Joseph Dialysis4.58 miles away5514 Corporate Dr Suite 100 Saint Joseph Missouri 64507CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (816) 671-1948