Sonshine Manor is a small facility located in Republic, Missouri. It looks like this is a good nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. Based on our assessment, this facility has quite a bit going for it. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
- Nursing Home
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
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection score. Inspections is its best category. In this area, we gave it an A+. Our inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a score of B. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 94.2446 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received an impressive short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category with a score of B. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is typically a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Our last category is nursing, where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area. There are a variety of subcategories within this grade. Many of the subcategories reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this metric. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning residents even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sonshine Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sonshine Manor, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sonshine Manor, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sonshine Manor, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sonshine Manor, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sonshine Manor, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sonshine Manor, 4.11% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sonshine Manor, 88.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sonshine Manor, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sonshine Manor, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Sonshine Manor, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sonshine Manor, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sonshine Manor, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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