Springfield Skilled Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Springfield, Missouri. This facility received an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to steer clear of this facility. We were surprised to find that this facility actually received one decent category score for inspections, which you can find more information about below.
Springfield Skilled Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you this facility dodged the more serious classes of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Unfortunately, this ended up being one of its better grades. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's 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. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its long-term care rating, which is well below average in this category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 53.333336 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. This facility received a rock bottom grade of F in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is more often than not a fair assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. With its weak rating in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this place provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents that returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 2.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Springfield Skilled Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents which suffered falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 4.11% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 88.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Springfield Skilled Care Center, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Springfield, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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