Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest is a large facility located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this facility's profile was is its long-term care score. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1201 North Vinita Avenue,
Tahlequah OK 74464
44.46% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This place earned a long-term care rating which is better than its overall score. We awarded this facility a grade of B+ in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score is primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has earned respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Our next category is short-term care, in which we gave this facility a grade of B- in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. We weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 4.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 14.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 24.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 3.91% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 92.49% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 14.12% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 14.93% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 1.77 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 14.93 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 14.86 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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