Walnut Grove Living Center is a senior living facility in Mcalester, Oklahoma, a city with a population of 29,073 people. It looks like this facility is a lower end facility. A score in this range suggests we found a few red flags. Keep in mind that Mcalester received a city grade of B-, so should look at other options in the city as well. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Walnut Grove Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home highly overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that have too many severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government 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 minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next best area came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 97.54902 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this nursing home an F in the area of short-term care. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Considering its abysmal score in this category, we were not stunned to learn that this place offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
The last category we graded was nursing. This facility received a very poor grade of F in that area. There are many data points within this category. Many of these factors relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Walnut Grove Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 4.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 14.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 24.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 3.91% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 92.49% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 14.12% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 14.93% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 1.77 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 14.93 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 14.86 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Walnut Grove Living Center, 71.57% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Mcalester, OK
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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