Garfield County Nursing Home is a very-small government-owned facility in Panguitch, Utah. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires above average scores in most areas. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Garfield County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this place also received top notch health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we rated this nursing home so well is that it received a dominant short-term care score. Indeed, short-term care ended up being its second highest category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a grade of C. While this proved to be its lowest category rating, this is still not a poor grade. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated only 87.323944 percent of its patients against pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization 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, 6.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 15.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, 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 Garfield County Nursing Home, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 11.45% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 80.77% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 13.95% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 14.91% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 14.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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