Laverna Village of St Joseph is in Saint Joseph, Missouri. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically suggests a few red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's relatively poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are six other nursing homes in Saint Joseph. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection grade. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Laverna Village of St Joseph
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good score in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B for that area, which is one of our better grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category scores was in the category of short-term care. This proved to be its second best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most meaningful for people requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second least favorable category is long-term care, where it received a grade of just D in that area. This is a relatively poor grade. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Turning to the final area, this facility didn't fare well in this area either. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this is really as terrible as it gets. We looked at the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with patients, in determining our score in this category. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were far below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laverna Village of St Joseph Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 4.11% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 88.89% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laverna Village of St Joseph, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Saint Joseph, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Saint Joseph, Missouri has 6 other nursing homes
- Mosaic Life Care at St JosephAcute Care Hospitals 2.01 miles away5325 Faraon Street Saint Joseph Missouri 64506Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 271-6000