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Sunset Health Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Sunset Health Care Center's website

400 West Park Avenue,
Union MO 63084

(636) 583-2252

92.5% estimated occupancy 1

Sunset Health Care Center is one of just two nursing homes in Union, Missouri. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some decent scores. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We want to point out that this nursing home outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best grades in that category with an A-. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you 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 of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's long-term care rating is one of its higher grades. The facility was given a grade of B- in this category. In computing our long-term care ratings, we assess the personal care offered to a facility's residents. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to a relatively low 82.40964 percent of its patients, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Nevertheless, this place keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. There are numerous criteria included in this area. Many of these datapoints reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this subcategory. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final category we graded was short-term care, which is this nursing home's weakest category. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously very concerning. In crafting these short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home offers significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Sunset Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Sunset Health Care Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Sunset Health Care Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who sustained falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Sunset Health Care Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Sunset Health Care Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Sunset Health Care Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Sunset Health Care Center, 4.19% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Sunset Health Care Center, 88.53% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Sunset Health Care Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Sunset Health Care Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Sunset Health Care Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Sunset Health Care Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Sunset Health Care Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Hospital WashingtonAcute Care Hospitals 7.06 miles away901 East 5th Street Washington Missouri 63090Voluntary non-profit - Private(636) 239-8000
  • Missouri Baptist Sullivan HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.56 miles away751 Sappington Bridge Rd Sullivan Missouri 63080Voluntary non-profit - Private(573) 468-4186

Nearby Dialysis

  • Washington Square Dialysis5.96 miles away1112 Washington Square Washington Missouri 63090CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (636) 390-8233
  • Fmc - Sullivan19.5 miles away123 Progress Parkway Sullivan Missouri 63080Dialysis Stations: 12 (573) 468-2485