Grace Living Center-Tahlequah East Shawnee is a facility located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a city with a population of 30,111 people. With an overall rating of B-, this appears to be a decent nursing home. This facility has some things working in its favor. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A
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Historical

This nursing home earned a very strong long-term care rating. We gave this nursing home an A in this category, which helped out its overall grade. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.190285 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this facility had 3.26 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this admittedly wasn't as strong as most of its other scores in this area, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities based on some of the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Facility Inspections

B
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This nursing home also earned favorable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. This is better than its overall grade. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information 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. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

C
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Historical

This nursing home's next highest area is its short-term care grade, where it was given a C. In forming these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. This facility performed better in this statistic. We found that it fared better than most facilities in this area with 49.6 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Nurse Quality

D
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Historical

Moving on to our next area, we awarded this nursing home a D in the area of nursing. This is the facility's weakest category score. Sadly, this category pulled down the facility's overall profile to a certain degree. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below average. In addition to receiving below average scores for nursing hours, this place was less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and found that this place was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this statistic. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. This statistic really pulled down this nursing home's nursing score substantially.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Grace Living Center-Tahlequah East Shawnee Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
F
16.54%
State
B-
9.25%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.

Provider
B
2.83%
State
B-
4.67%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
C
3.28%
State
B-
4.58%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
D
25.3%
State
B-
17.57%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
D
28.63%
State
B-
26.09%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
B
2.29%
State
B
3.66%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
A-
99.6%
State
B
94.28%
National
B
92.02%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
F
32.17%
State
B
14.12%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Provider
A+
30.61%
State
B-
14.93%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Provider
D
2.38
State
B-
2.15
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
F
30.61
State
B+
14.93
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
B+
8.96
State
B-
13.96
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
A-
75.44%
State
B
68.08%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better