Riverside Place is a senior living facility in Saint Joseph, Missouri, which has a population of 87,116 people. Featuring an overall rating of C, this appears to be a decent facility. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Saint Joseph, which is admittedly a little below average nationally. The best part of this facility's profile is is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's nursing rating exceeded its overall score. This nursing home earned a B+ in this category, which is one of our better grades. Our nursing category is based on several factors, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This nursing home also received favorable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a solid grade of C. In forming our long-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. One of the datapoints we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 93.61702 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area is short-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of just D. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is frequently a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Based on its weak rating in this category, we were not shocked to learn that this facility provides significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.8 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Riverside Place Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Riverside Place, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Riverside Place, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Riverside Place, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Riverside Place, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Riverside Place, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Riverside Place, 4.11% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression. High rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Riverside Place, 88.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Riverside Place, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Riverside Place, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Riverside Place, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Riverside Place, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Riverside Place, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Riverside Place, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Saint Joseph, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Saint Joseph, Missouri has 6 other nursing homes
- Mosaic Life Care at St JosephAcute Care Hospitals 1.26 miles away5325 Faraon Street Saint Joseph Missouri 64506Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 271-6000