West County Care Center is a nursing home in Ballwin, Missouri, which has a total of 92,608 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its strong nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
West County Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
312 Solley Drive,
Ballwin MO 63021
30.94% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's nursing rating was notably more impressive than its overall score. With a strong performance in this area, it earned one of our better scores in that category with a B+. The nursing rating weighs several datapoints. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category is long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this category. This is essentially a middle of the pack grade in this category. For long-term care residents, the facility'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. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated 85.71429 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be significantly lower than what we expected. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next best area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this adversely impacted quality of care. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The final category we assessed was inspections. This facility did not receive favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we gave it an F in this category. This ended up pulling down this nursing home's overall grade quite a bit. For facilities with bad inspection ratings, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they created a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed large government fines in recent years amounting to more than $100,000. This typically signifies that a nursing home's poor performance has been an issue for multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
West County Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In West County Care Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In West County Care Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In West County Care Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents who experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In West County Care Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In West County Care Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In West County Care Center, 4.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In West County Care Center, 88.53% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In West County Care Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In West County Care Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is vital to residents' health.
In West County Care Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In West County Care Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In West County Care Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.
Scores for Ballwin, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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