South County Nursing Home is a nursing home located in Arnold, Missouri, a city with a total of 35,439 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. You can definitely do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this place didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

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For profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections is its best category grade. In that area, we awarded it an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 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 facility performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: CDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: DMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility also was awarded a strong long-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. The last datapoint we assessed was the facility's hospitalization rate. We found that this nursing home had 3.41 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this admittedly wasn't as impressive as some of its other scores in this area, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes based on the medical complexity of residents.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The next area we rated was short-term care. We awarded it a B- in that category. This is a decent grade in this area. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 16.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
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

South County Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B
7.14%
State
B
8.39%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Provider
B
3.37%
State
B-
4.16%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
B+
1.38%
State
B
3.59%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
F
40%
State
B-
18.42%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
51.88%
State
B-
24.61%
National
B
19.66%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.59%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B-
89.7%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A
9.66%
State
B
14.44%
National
B
14.46%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Provider
F
7.08%
State
B-
14.54%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
F
3.41
State
B-
2.01
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
A+
7.08
State
B+
14.54
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
6.12
State
B
10.15
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Arnold 3.49 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2194 Michigan Ave Arnold Missouri 63010
(636) 287-1160
Fmc - Tesson Ferry Dialysis 3.76 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
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(314) 843-7390
Arnold Dialysis 4.37 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
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(636) 467-5619
Rtc-Lamplighter Dialysis 4.57 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
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(314) 729-7979
Home Dialysis South 4.77 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
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(314) 286-0770
Bowles Avenue Dialysis 4.9 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
1011 Bowles Avenue Suite 210 Fenton Missouri 63026
(636) 326-7130
Fenton Dialysis Center 5.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
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(636) 305-1144
South County Dialysis Center 6.66 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
4145 Union Road Saint Louis Missouri 63129
(314) 894-1851