Saratoga Care Center is the sole facility we identified in Saratoga, Wyoming. With an overall rating of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. We rated this facility as one of the 50 best facilities in Wyoming. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Saratoga Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Wyoming Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Wyoming Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing turned out to be its best category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. In determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided 0.3 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
We also want to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A in this area. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility truly excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed more favorably in this area. In crafting our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area was long-term care, which is the final area we scored. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this area. Despite a few impressive grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless a bit concerning so we felt obligated to draw your attention to it. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 97.01492 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Saratoga Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Saratoga Care Center, 5.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Saratoga Care Center, 4.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Saratoga Care Center, 3.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Saratoga Care Center, 19.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Saratoga Care Center, 14.88% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Saratoga Care Center, 5.95% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Saratoga Care Center, 96.71% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Saratoga Care Center, 14.9% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Saratoga Care Center, 17.03% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Saratoga Care Center, 1.06 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Saratoga Care Center, 17.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.