With an address in Powell, Wyoming, Powell Valley Care Center is the lone nursing home located in the city. Featuring an overall score of A, this nursing home is ranked among the highest-graded nursing homes we found. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the United States. Headlining this facility's remarkable report card is its long-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
Powell Valley Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
777 Avenue H,
Powell WY 82435
58.5% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care rating. We gave them an A+ in this area. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to looking at the elite level of care provided by aids and other staff at this facility, we also were pleased by the nursing home's record for vaccinations. For example, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.310814 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.34 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. In computing our nursing scores, we factor in both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 5.1 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This was one of the highest figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in several of the quality measures we assessed. With below five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is usually an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by providing better nursing care and having a policy of turning residents at least once a day.
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This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. This finished off a very strong profile. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. One reason for this place's strong score in this area is it provides more care from registered nurses than a typical facility. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Powell Valley Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Powell Valley Care Center, 6.07% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Powell Valley Care Center, 4.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Powell Valley Care Center, 3.68% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Powell Valley Care Center, 18.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Powell Valley Care Center, 14.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Powell Valley Care Center, 5.34% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Powell Valley Care Center, 95.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Powell Valley Care Center, 15.53% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Powell Valley Care Center, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Powell Valley Care Center, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Powell Valley Care Center, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
- Powell Valley HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.04 miles away777 Avenue H Powell Wyoming 82435Government - Hospital District or Authority(307) 754-2267
- North Big Horn Hospital DistrictCritical Access Hospitals 19.17 miles away1115 Lane 12 Lovell Wyoming 82431Government - Hospital District or Authority(307) 548-5200