Life Care Center of Sullivan is one of only two available facilities in Sullivan, Missouri. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. Based on our analysis, this nursing home may not be a great fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Life Care Center of Sullivan
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility highly overall, we want to point out its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with too many severe deficiencies flagged. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's more favorable category grades was in the category of short-term care. This wound up being its second best category. In that area, we gave this facility a C. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing grade features many subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This number is quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was long-term care, in which this facility was given a rock bottom score here also. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is definitely very concerning. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the volume 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 99.01478 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Sullivan Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 4.19% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 88.53% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Sullivan, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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