The Bluffs is one of eight available facilities located in Columbia, Missouri. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a respectable score. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its stellar inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of B- in this category. The nursing rating features many factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. 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. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its next most favorable category grade in the area of long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable score. Our long-term care scores are based on the nursing home's amount of nursing care. This means a vast range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 40.314137 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is several points lower than average. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area was short-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Given its abysmal rating in this area, we were not stunned to discover that this nursing home offers significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.7 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.
The Bluffs Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Bluffs, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Bluffs, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Bluffs, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients that had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Bluffs, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Bluffs, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Bluffs, 4.19% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Bluffs, 88.53% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Bluffs, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Bluffs, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In The Bluffs, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Bluffs, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Bluffs, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Bluffs, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Columbia, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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
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