Laurie Care Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Laurie, Missouri. With an overall grade of D, this is a subpar nursing home. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Laurie. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Laurie Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not complementary of this nursing home's overall performance, it actually received an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that area with a B+. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with too many severe deficiencies flagged. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even with this deficiency, this nursing home still received a relatively positive report.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category scores was in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B. Our short-term care grades are crucial for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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We were surprised to find that this facility also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we awarded it a grade of D for that category, which is one of our best scores. Nursing grades are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.59259 percent of its patients, which is a bit less than we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurie Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurie Care Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laurie Care Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who have sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurie Care Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurie Care Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurie Care Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurie Care Center, 4.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurie Care Center, 88.53% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurie Care Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurie Care Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Laurie Care Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laurie Care Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laurie Care Center, 11.55 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laurie Care Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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