Life Care Center of Casper is in Casper, Wyoming. We awarded this facility a very strong overall score of A. Indeed, this proved to be the number one rated facility in Casper. At the end of the day, this facility should be a great choice for just about anybody. This also worked out to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Life Care Center of Casper
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in inspections, where it received an A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We weighed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our grade in this category. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was given a strong grade of A in our short-term care area. Short-term care grades are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category, this nursing home also received an impressive long-term care score, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up a very strong report card. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Casper Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Casper, 6.07% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Casper, 4.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Casper, 3.68% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Casper, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Casper, 14.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Casper, 5.34% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Casper, 95.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Casper, 15.53% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional 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
In Life Care Center of Casper, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Life Care Center of Casper, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Casper, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Casper, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Casper, 76.64% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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