First Shamrock Care Center is a small nursing home located in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. This facility received an overall grade of F. This place is just about as bad as it gets. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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First Shamrock Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall score was terrible, it performed pretty well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also didn't perform poorly in the category of long-term care. Indeed, we gave it a grade of C in that category, which wound up being among its more favorable scores. Our long-term care grade is generally used to judge a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 72.90323 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's next best category is short-term care. However, with a D in this category, it still fared somewhat badly. Our short-term care grades are considered to be most meaningful for residents requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this place offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
The next area we scored is nursing, where this facility received a very poor score in this area as well. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area, which is definitely very concerning. There are numerous criteria within this grade. Many of the subcategories are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. On top of ranking below average in nursing hours per resident, this facility also had poor marks in the quality-based metrics we looked at in computing our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of residents sustaining major falls and pressure ulcers. This place was at about 1.5 times the national average in both of these statistics. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. These metrics pulled down this nursing home's nursing grade quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
First Shamrock Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In First Shamrock Care Center, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In First Shamrock Care Center, 5.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In First Shamrock Care Center, 2.58% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In First Shamrock Care Center, 30.19% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In First Shamrock Care Center, 35.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In First Shamrock Care Center, 9.46% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In First Shamrock Care Center, 80.2% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In First Shamrock Care Center, 4.76% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In First Shamrock Care Center, 2.88% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In First Shamrock Care Center, 2.88% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.