Good Shepherd Care Center is located in Versailles, Missouri, a city with 6,797 people. This nursing home turns out to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
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Good Shepherd Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave it a grade of A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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
We also awarded this facility an impressive score in long-term care. This facility earned a B+ in this area, which happens to be one of our higher grades. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 95.2381 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care, is this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this nursing home a D in that area. This really was one of just a few weak points in an otherwise strong profile. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 7.22% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 4.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 3.11% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 13.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 19.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 0.5% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 95.86% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 15.88% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 20.43% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 20.43% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 4.14% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Care Center, 95.73% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.