Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy is a large nursing home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. Based on our assessment, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This place excelled in the area of long-term care, where it earned an impressive grade of A. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 74.757286 percent of its patients. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home's inspection rating exceeded its overall score as well. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a B. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to resident 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
This facility's third most favorable category came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to create a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Our next area is nursing, in which we awarded this nursing home a C in this category. We assessed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 4.58% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.83% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 92.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 14.52% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 16.45% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 16.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 15.05 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 70.64% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.