Located in Yerington, Nevada, South Lyon Medical Center is the sole option we found there. This proved to be an A rated facility. This facility received one of the best scores that we offer. A score of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We also wanted to point out that this nursing home is located in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive healthcare services are offered. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
South Lyon Medical Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
p.o. Box 940,
Yerington NV 89447
41.42% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This place provided 6.8 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is among the highest totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by these figures. In addition to offering impressive levels of care, this facility was also above average in several of the major quality measures we looked at in this category. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A-. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the impressive volume of care provided by aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were impressed by the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 97.93815 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.4 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this facility was given a strong short-term care grade. We awarded it a B+ in this area, wrapping up one of our better profiles. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This facility elevated its score in this category by providing more care from registered nurses than the typical facility. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility permanently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
South Lyon Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In South Lyon Medical Center, 10.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In South Lyon Medical Center, 1.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In South Lyon Medical Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In South Lyon Medical Center, 13.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In South Lyon Medical Center, 17.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In South Lyon Medical Center, 3.16% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In South Lyon Medical Center, 77.27% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In South Lyon Medical Center, 14.56% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In South Lyon Medical Center, 22.61% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In South Lyon Medical Center, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In South Lyon Medical Center, 22.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.