Elk Crossing is a senior living facility in Duncan, Oklahoma, a city with a total of 28,434 people. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. A grade in this range requires high-end marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities nationally. The best part of this facility's strong profile was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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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 - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home earned near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a 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
Another reason we rated this facility so favorably is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is just about as elite as it gets in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It outperformed most facilities in this area. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. It doesn't look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The last area we rated was nursing, which ended up being this nursing home's worst category. We gave this facility a D in this category. However, we wouldn't assess this nursing home based solely on a single category, since it earned some very strong scores in other areas. There are a variety of factors within this category. Most of the subcategories are tied to nurse staffing. This nursing home provided only 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elk Crossing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elk Crossing, 7.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elk Crossing, 7.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elk Crossing, 0.91% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elk Crossing, 14.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elk Crossing, 25.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elk Crossing, 0.92% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elk Crossing, 100% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elk Crossing, 10.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elk Crossing, 10.3% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Elk Crossing, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elk Crossing, 10.3% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elk Crossing, 19.03% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elk Crossing, 79.83% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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