Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore is located in Raymore, Missouri. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end facility. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Raymore. The city has just one other nursing home. Lastly, this facility had an ownership change in the last year. Hopefully, new ownership is able to elevate its quality standards.
Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While we weren't high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B- for short-term care. This score is more respectable than the place's overall score. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. There are a host of subcategories included in this area. Many of these subcategories reflect levels of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second worse category is long-term care, where it earned just a D in that area. This is a relatively poor grade. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to just 89.589905 percent of its patients, which is somewhat alarming. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
The final category we looked at is inspections. This nursing home didn't receive favorable government inspection reports in recent years. Consequently, we had to give it an F. For places that received this poor of an inspection rating, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This facility had 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we want to point out that this nursing home received significant government fines in recent years totaling over $100,000. This usually signifies that a nursing home's bad track record spanned several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 4.19% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 88.53% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Polaris Health and Wellness of Raymore, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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