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. This nursing home also received very consistent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
Douglas Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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.
Building on its impressive resume, this facility also excelled in nursing. In fact, we awarded it an B+ for that category. Our nursing score is primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our more favorable scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B. This facility didn't turn out to have any weak categories. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 93.14285 percent of its residents, which is somewhat less than we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Douglas Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Douglas Care Center, 5.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Douglas Care Center, 4.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Douglas Care Center, 3.51% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Douglas Care Center, 19.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Douglas Care Center, 14.88% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Douglas Care Center, 5.95% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Douglas Care Center, 96.71% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Douglas Care Center, 14.9% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Douglas Care Center, 17.03% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Douglas Care Center, 1.06 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Douglas Care Center, 17.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Douglas Care Center, 13.34 Percentage of Patients
This is 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
In Douglas Care Center, 77.84% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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