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Life Care Center of St Louis

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Life Care Center of St Louis's website

3520 Chouteau Ave,
Saint Louis MO 63103

(314) 771-2100

56.99% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of St Louis is an average-sized nursing home in Saint Louis, Missouri. Sporting an overall rating of C, this appears to be a middle of the road facility. This nursing home has some things working in its favor. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This facility's overall score was propped up by the fact that it has earned favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave it a strong score in that area, with a B. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score. Inspection grades are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility also excelled in our nursing category, where it earned an B. Few facilities performed better in this area. Nursing scores are largely tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving patients more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was awarded its next best category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Turning to the final area, this facility was given a decent long-term care score of C. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 98.290596 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Life Care Center of St Louis Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 4.19% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many believe this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 88.53% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 14.79% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 14.68% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 11.55 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of St Louis, 72.81% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Saint Louis, MO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Dialysis

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