Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy is a large nursing home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. We gave it an overall grade of C, 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.
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Sequoyah Pointe 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 - Corporation
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility's overall score was propped up by the fact that it has earned favorable inspections in recent years. We gave it a strong score in that category, with a B+. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall grade. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's better category grades came in the area of long-term care. This proved to be its second most respectable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a C. In our long-term care grade, we focus more on the sheer quantity of services provided by a nursing home, along with a few quality measures. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this nursing home gave the vaccine to just 73.57513 percent of its patients, which is not a very encouraging sign. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, our nursing grades also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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, 8.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 4.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 23.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 4.69% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 92.54% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 14.6% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sequoyah Pointe Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.04% 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, 1.99 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, 13.04 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, 16.38 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, 75.62% 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.