Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation is a small non-profit facility located in Lockwood, Missouri. With an overall grade of A, this is undoubtedly a superb facility. We were impressed enough to rank this nursing home as one of the 50 best facilities in Missouri. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable report card is its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem 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.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home also excelled in the short-term care category. We gave it a B+ for this category. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. Our short-term care grade is typically used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 4.11% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 88.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.