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Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest's website

1201 North Vinita Avenue,
Tahlequah OK 74464

(918) 456-6181

43.45% estimated occupancy 1

Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest is a large facility located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a solid score. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. You also may want to review this facility's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.

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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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility earned favorable marks in long-term care this year. We gave them a solid grade in that area, with a B. This ended up being the nursing home's top grade and boosted its profile a fair amount. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

This facility actually received a solid inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a B-. We believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. Our nursing rating analyzes quite a few subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we looked at was short-term care. For this category, we awarded this facility a B-. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 4.58% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 13.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 3.83% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 92.26% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 14.52% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 16.45% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 16.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Grace Living Center-Tahlequah University Northwest, 15.05 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northeastern Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 1.52 miles away1400 East Downing Street Tahlequah Oklahoma 74465Government - Local(918) 456-0641
  • W W Hastings Indian HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.67 miles away100 S Bliss Avenue Tahlequah Oklahoma 74464Voluntary non-profit - Other(918) 458-3100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Tahlequah1.65 miles away1373 E Boone St Tahlequah Oklahoma 74464CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (918) 431-0665