Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy is a senior living facility located in Buffalo, Oklahoma, which has a population of 1,643 people. This nursing home proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. You could certainly do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy
- 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
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Top Nursing Home in Oklahoma Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Oklahoma Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Oklahoma Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 97.11539 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
We also want to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is generally a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. We were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
The next category we scored is nursing. We gave it a B- in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Our nursing score assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, nursing grades also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 8.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 4.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 23.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 4.69% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents showing signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 92.54% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 14.6% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 1.99 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
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