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Mark Twain Caring Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: B-Oct 20: DJan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: DJul 21: DAug 21: DSep 21: DOct 21: CNov 21: CJan 22: CFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: DJun 22: D
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Mark Twain Caring Center's website

3001 May Street,
Poplar Bluff MO 63901

(573) 686-6999

36.5% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Mark Twain Caring Center is one of five nursing homes there. This is a lower end facility, with an overall grade of D. While this grade isn't too far off the city grade in Poplar Bluff which is a C, you still ought to be able to find a better option. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Although we did not rate this nursing home highly overall, we want to point out its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of C. Our nursing grade assesses quite a few factors, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving patients even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next highest area we awarded this facility in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. In the area of long-term care, we analyze the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, rather than more medically-intensive services. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 87.081345 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is quite a bit less than what we expected. Nevertheless, this place keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we rated is short-term care. This facility received a poor grade of F in this area. Our short-term care grades are presumably most important for folks requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Mark Twain Caring Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffer from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 4.11% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 88.89% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 15.81% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Mark Twain Caring Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Poplar Bluff, 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 A

Looking for more options? Poplar Bluff, Missouri has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Poplar Bluff Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.17 miles away3100 Oak Grove Road Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901Proprietary(573) 785-7721
  • Black River Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.3 miles away217 Physicians Park Drive Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901Voluntary non-profit - Private(573) 686-6001

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Poplar Bluff0.48 miles away2311 Eugene Bvld. Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901Dialysis Stations: 16 (573) 785-5000
  • Fmc - Poplar Bluff West2.74 miles away3050 Tucker Rd Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (573) 785-0221