Gamma Road Lodge is an average-sized nursing home located in Wellsville, Missouri. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of D. A grade in this range generally indicates a few concerning datapoints. Based on our assessment, this place may not be the best fit for most people. The best thing we can really say about this facility is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Gamma Road Lodge
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
250 E Locust,
Wellsville MO 63384
39.73% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Gamma Road Lodge has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility well overall, we would like to note its decent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded it a relatively respectable score of B- in this area. Inspection ratings are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an B-. There are many criteria within this area. Most of these datapoints relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing grades also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is essentially a slightly below average grade in this area. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most critical for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. In computing these long-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 35.028248 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gamma Road Lodge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gamma Road Lodge, 9.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gamma Road Lodge, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients that have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gamma Road Lodge, 3.29% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which experienced UTI's. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gamma Road Lodge, 20.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gamma Road Lodge, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gamma Road Lodge, 5.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gamma Road Lodge, 86.07% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gamma Road Lodge, 15.8% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gamma Road Lodge, 13.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Gamma Road Lodge, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gamma Road Lodge, 13.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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