Goshen Healthcare Community is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Torrington, Wyoming. This facility received an overall grade of B-, which is a decent score. Based on our ratings, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. We were also pleased to discover that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in all four of our categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Goshen Healthcare Community
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave it an A-. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second best category was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a slightly below average score in this area. Our long-term care ratings are meaningful for residents looking for personal care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 98.40637 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of B- in this category. Our nursing score features a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care. For this category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In our short-term care score, we attempt to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Goshen Healthcare Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 3.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 7.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 1.32% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 16.19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 2.54% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 99.2% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 19.25% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 15.06% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 15.06% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 12.61% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Goshen Healthcare Community, 100% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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