West County Care Center is located in Ballwin, Missouri. This city has 92,608 people. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly far worse facilities out there. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

It should also be noted that this nursing home's inspection grade outpaced its overall score. We awarded it a B+ for its inspections rating, which is a very solid score. Our inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave them a grade of B in that area, which is one of our better. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 96.38009 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this facility had 2.78 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as favorable as most of its other scores in this area, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes based on some of the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

An additional reason we rated this facility so highly is that it earned an A+ nursing rating. This is as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which was above the national average. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Switching gears to the next area, this facility was awarded a respectable short-term care score of C. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is generally a useful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The final item we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 29.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

West County Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
D
12.4%
State
B
8.39%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
C
4.98%
State
B-
4.16%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B
1.87%
State
B
3.59%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
17.98%
State
B-
18.42%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
D
28.57%
State
B-
24.61%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
C
5.58%
State
B
3.59%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
B
98.19%
State
B-
89.7%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B-
16.22%
State
B
14.44%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Provider
B-
14.22%
State
B-
14.54%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Provider
D
2.53
State
B-
2.01
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
14.22
State
B+
14.54
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
B
9.93
State
B
10.15
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

St Luke's Des Peres Hospital 4.25 mi
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road Saint Louis Missouri 63122
(314) 966-9100
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St Lukes Hospital 4.49 mi
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(314) 434-1500
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Ssm Health St Clare Hospital - Fenton 5.16 mi
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(636) 496-2000
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Missouri Baptist Medical Center 5.54 mi
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Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital 6.86 mi
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Mercy Hospital South 9.84 mi
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(314) 525-1000
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Ssm Health Depaul Hospital St Louis 12.13 mi
12303 Depaul Drive Bridgeton Missouri 63044
(314) 344-6000
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Ssm Health St Mary's Hospital - St Louis 12.17 mi
6420 Clayton Rd Saint Louis Missouri 63117
(314) 768-8000
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Nearby Dialysis

Ellisville Dialysis Center 3.13 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
257 Clarkson Road Ballwin Missouri 63011
(636) 207-7401
Nxstage St Louis, LLC 4.13 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
1076 Old Des Peres Road Saint Louis Missouri 63131
(314) 925-2522
Town and Country West Dialysis 4.59 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
12855 N 40 Drive Suite l4 Saint Louis Missouri 63141
(314) 542-0049
Fenton Dialysis Center 4.93 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
850 Horan Dr. Fenton Missouri 63026
(636) 305-1144
Bowles Avenue Dialysis 5.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
1011 Bowles Avenue Suite 210 Fenton Missouri 63026
(636) 326-7130
Creve Coeur Dialysis Center 6.57 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 40
1009 Executive Pkwy #100 Saint Louis Missouri 63141
(314) 434-4770
Fmc - Creve Coeur 6.92 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
555 N New Ballas #170 Saint Louis Missouri 63141
(314) 872-9272
Frontenac Home Dialysis Center 7 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
10435 Clayton Rd Suite 201 Saint Louis Missouri 63131
(314) 567-0645