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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
200 North 450 East,
Panguitch UT 84759
88.57% estimated occupancy 1
- 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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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.
Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its elite accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this facility a score of A- for its short-term care score. Short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade is primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 facility 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B-. While this wound up being its lowest category score, this is still not a bad grade. With our long-term care assessment, we weigh the sheer quantity of care provided by a nursing home, as well as a series of quality data points. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 95.454544 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand 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, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 21.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 10.85% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Garfield County Nursing Home, 83% 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, 14% 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, 18.79% 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, 18.79 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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