With an address in Douglas, Wyoming, Douglas Care Center is the sole option we identified in the area. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. In fact, this facility is one of the 25 best nursing homes in Wyoming. We were also pleased to find that this facility didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Douglas Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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 - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a quality facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. Inspections is its best category. In that category, we gave it an A. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care grades this year. In fact, we awarded it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing rating assesses a handful of datapoints, however, the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still gave it a respectable grade of B- in our long-term care category. In determining our long-term care scores, we assess the personal care offered to a nursing home's patients. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 95.62842 percent of its patients. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Douglas Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Douglas Care Center, 7.07% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Douglas Care Center, 3.75% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients that suffered falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Douglas Care Center, 4.38% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Douglas Care Center, 21.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Douglas Care Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Douglas Care Center, 9.68% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Douglas Care Center, 89.82% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Douglas Care Center, 14.62% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Douglas Care Center, 13.4% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Douglas Care Center, 1.11 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Douglas Care Center, 13.4 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Douglas Care Center, 12.36 Percentage of Patients
This is 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 Douglas Care Center, 77.28% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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