Union Care Center is a senior living facility in Union, Missouri, a city with a total of 17,414 people. It looks like this is a good nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable rating. This place truly has plenty of good features. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Union Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings are not something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing grade assesses quite a few datapoints, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care. This facility received a B- for this category. Our long-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's amount of nursing care. This includes a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home gave the vaccine to only 84.07643 percent of its patients. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Union Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Union Care Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Union Care Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Union Care Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Union Care Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Union Care Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Union Care Center, 4.19% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Union Care Center, 88.53% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Union Care Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Union Care Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Union Care Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Union Care Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Union Care Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Union Care Center, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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