Sunterra Springs Springfield
4935 S National Ave, Springfield MO 65810 · (417) 720-8050 · 74.73% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Sunterra Springs Springfield is a small facility in Springfield, Missouri. We awarded this nursing home a superb overall rating of A. It outpaced most of the nursing homes in Springfield by quite a bit. This is an impressive accomplishment since the city features some very good facilities. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. As you can see below, this facility performed just as well in our category ratings. We give this place two thumbs up!
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its top-shelf assessment, this nursing home also was given a dominant short-term care score, with a score of A. Short-term care ratings are important for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This facility excelled in two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility provided about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average facility. This is often an encouraging sign. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home rather than remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a fine long-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be its third most impressive category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the last category, we awarded this facility an A+ for our nursing score. This rounded out a very favorable profile. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this category. This place provided 4.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is among the highest figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by these figures. In addition to offering high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sunterra Springs Springfield Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better