Southgate Living Center is an average-sized nursing home in Caruthersville, Missouri. Featuring an overall grade of D, this is a well below average facility. This isn't the worse nursing home we looked at, but we would still struggle to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection rating. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Southgate Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't rate this facility favorably overall, we actually gave it an excellent grade in the area of inspections, where it received an A. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care rating is one of its more favorable scores. The facility was awarded a B- in this area. In determining our long-term care grades, we assess the assistance with daily living offered to the nursing home's patients. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 99.53917 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care. This nursing home was given a rock bottom grade of F in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is frequently a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Southgate Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Southgate Living Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Southgate Living Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that have experienced falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Southgate Living Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Southgate Living Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Southgate Living Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Southgate Living Center, 4.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Southgate Living Center, 88.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Southgate Living Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Southgate Living Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Southgate Living Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Southgate Living Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Southgate Living Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Southgate Living Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.