Share Medical Center is a nursing home located in Alva, Oklahoma, which has 6,846 people. This facility received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Alva. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Share Medical Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
730 Share Drive,
Alva OK 73717
46% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Share Medical Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility well overall, we want to point out its decent grade of B- in the category of nursing. The nursing rating assesses several components, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did very well in this subcategory.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this facility's more respectable category scores came in the area of short-term care. This turned out to be its second most favorable category. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. Short-term care grades are often employed to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The real question is whether this adversely affected quality of care. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third best area we awarded this facility in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. With our long-term care rating, we weigh the quantity of care provided by a nursing home, along with a handful of quality measures. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last category we looked at was inspections. This ended up being this nursing home's weakest link. We gave it a D in this area. Since this data is collected by independent government inspectors, we weight it heavily in our assessment. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. We suggest you pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This particular facility had 6 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Share Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Share Medical Center, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Share Medical Center, 4.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Share Medical Center, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Share Medical Center, 14.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Share Medical Center, 24.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Share Medical Center, 3.91% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Share Medical Center, 92.49% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Share Medical Center, 14.12% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Share Medical Center, 14.93% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Share Medical Center, 1.77 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.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Share Medical Center, 14.93 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
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