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Friendship Village Sunset Hills

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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12509 Village Circle Drive,
Saint Louis MO 63127

(314) 842-6840

86.52% estimated occupancy 1

With more than 25 nursing homes to choose from located in Saint Louis, Missouri, Friendship Village Sunset Hills is one of the multitude of nursing homes here. Sporting an overall score of A-, this is undoubtedly a very strong nursing home. Indeed, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the highest rated nursing homes in Saint Louis. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was awarded a first-rate long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being this nursing home's second strongest category score. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.13665 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was given a high-end score of A- in our short-term care area. Short-term care scores are critical for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the final area, this facility was awarded an acceptable nursing score. While this is not nearly as strong as several of its other grades, this is truly not a terrible score. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, while this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Friendship Village Sunset Hills Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 4.11% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 88.89% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 14.76% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 15.81% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 11.79 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of 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

Grade: A

In Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 72.5% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Saint Louis, MO

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

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