Senath South Health Care Center is located in Senath, Missouri. The city has 2,374 people. With an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. Based on our assessment, this facility would be a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this place's report card is is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 150 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its impeccable government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that area, with an A-. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: FMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Another one of this facility's better category scores was in the area of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Short-term care ratings are critical for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Another reason we rated this facility so highly is that it received an A+ nursing score. The nursing score is based on a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

This facility's weakest area was long-term care, which is the final area we looked at. We gave it an F for this area. Despite several solid scores in other areas, this grade is still disappointing so we would like to to point it out. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 75 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points lower than what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.27 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Senath South Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
C
10.64%
State
B
8.39%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
B
3.13%
State
B-
4.16%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
B-
3.19%
State
B
3.59%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B+
11.59%
State
B-
18.42%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
F
52.81%
State
B-
24.61%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
B
2.15%
State
B
3.59%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
F
77.08%
State
B-
89.7%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Provider
A
8.96%
State
B
14.44%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

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

Provider
F
3.07%
State
B-
14.54%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
B-
1.27
State
B-
2.01
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
3.07
State
B+
14.54
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

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