Sunterra Springs Dardenne Prairie is a small nursing home in O Fallon, Missouri. Featuring an overall rating of A, this turned out to be the highest graded facility in O Fallon. Based on our assessment, this facility is really as good as it gets. This nursing home also received consistently good ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Sunterra Springs Dardenne Prairie
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Best Nursing Home in O Fallon, Missouri Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. We weren't able to locate deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its elite accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for its long-term care grade. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Clearly we were satisfied with what we found here in this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was strong in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes received a better grade in this area. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
In the final area, this nursing home also received an impressive nursing rating, with a B+. This rounded out an elite profile. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 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 well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sunterra Springs Dardenne Prairie Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sunterra Springs Dardenne Prairie, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sunterra Springs Dardenne Prairie, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for O Fallon, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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