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Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy's website

111 Walnut Drive,
Buffalo OK 73834

(580) 735-2415

34.6% estimated occupancy 1

Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy is a senior living facility located in Buffalo, Oklahoma, which has a population of 1,643 people. This nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top three nursing homes in Oklahoma. You flat out can not do much better than this facility. This nursing home was also given phenomenal scores in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • 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
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also gave this nursing home a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing grade features many factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our fourth area, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. We gave it a B+ in this area. This topped off a very impressive report card. In our short-term care assessment, we try to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 4.58% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that have had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.83% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 92.26% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 14.52% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased 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

Grade: F

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 16.45% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Western Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 16.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.