Life Care Center of Cheyenne is a senior living facility located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a city with a total of 86,283 people. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. In fact, this facility ended up being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Wyoming. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which you can find in the next section.
Life Care Center of Cheyenne
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Wyoming Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received a grade of A. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A-. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing ratings are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category is long-term care, which is the final area we scored. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of D. We wanted to point out this possible weak spot, but you shouldn't focus exclusively on a single area either. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home gave the vaccine to 95.121956 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable figure. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Cheyenne Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 5.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 4.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 3.51% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 19.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 14.88% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 5.95% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 96.71% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 14.9% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 17.03% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 1.06 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 17.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 13.34 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Cheyenne, 77.84% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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