Garfield County Nursing Home is a very-small government-owned facility in Panguitch, Utah. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of the best ratings we offer. A grade of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this facility. Its scores are just impeccable. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Garfield County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Medication Management
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Blood Administration
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall grade, this facility performed well in our inspections category, which is based on its recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was dominant in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Not many facilities fared better in this category. Short-term care scores are meaningful for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed was long-term care. We gave this nursing home an acceptable grade in that area, with a grade of B-. Although this wasn't on par with a few of this facility's other grades, it is still not a terrible score. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 96.969696 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Garfield County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 5.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 2.58% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 13.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 22.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 10.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 81.47% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 13.42% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 19.07% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 19.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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