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Westgate

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: B+May 21: B+Jun 21: B+Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+Jun 22: B+
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3130 John Duffy Dr,
Joplin MO 64804

(417) 621-0175

61.74% estimated occupancy 1

Westgate is an average-sized facility in Joplin, Missouri. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+, which is a very respectable score. Indeed, it turned out to be the number one rated facility in Joplin. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home was 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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

On top of being an elite facility overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Few places performed as well in this area. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home performed well in the category of long-term care. Indeed, we gave it a grade of A for that area, which turns out to be one of our highest scores. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.6 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. Nursing scores are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we scored is short-term care. This nursing home received a very good short-term care score in our assessment, with a B-. While this was not quite as good as a few of its other category grades, this is nevertheless a respectable rating in that category. Short-term care grades are commonly used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Westgate Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Westgate, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Westgate, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Westgate, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that had UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Westgate, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Westgate, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Westgate, 4.11% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Westgate, 88.89% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Westgate, 14.76% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Westgate, 15.81% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Westgate, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Westgate, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Westgate, 11.79 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Westgate, 72.5% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Joplin, MO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • 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

Looking for more options? Joplin, Missouri has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Freeman Health System - Freeman WestAcute Care Hospitals 0.26 miles away1102 West 32nd Street Joplin Missouri 64804Voluntary non-profit - Private(417) 347-1111
  • Mercy Hospital JoplinAcute Care Hospitals 1.83 miles away100 Mercy Way Joplin Missouri 64804Voluntary non-profit - Church(417) 781-2727
  • Mercy Hospital CarthageCritical Access Hospitals 12.66 miles away3125 Dr Russell Smith Way Carthage Missouri 64836Voluntary non-profit - Private(417) 358-8121
  • Freeman Neosho HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 15.77 miles away113 West Hickory Street Neosho Missouri 64850Voluntary non-profit - Private(417) 451-1234
  • Mercy Hospital ColumbusCritical Access Hospitals 19.11 miles away220 N Pennsylvania Avenue Columbus Kansas 66725Voluntary non-profit - Church(620) 429-2545

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Joplin East0.41 miles away522 West 32nd St Suite B Joplin Missouri 64804Dialysis Stations: 24 (417) 782-4055
  • Freeman Nephrology & Dialysis Center1.44 miles away932 E 34th St Joplin Missouri 64804Dialysis Stations: 17 (417) 347-8330
  • Silver Creek Dialysis5.02 miles away2011 E 32nd St Ste 101 Joplin Missouri 64804Dialysis Stations: 8 (417) 627-9490
  • Freeman Health System Outpatient Dialysis Center5.6 miles away1636 S Madison St Webb City Missouri 64870Dialysis Stations: 15 (417) 347-2300
  • Heartland Kidney Center13.29 miles away2828 South Grand Carthage Missouri 64836Dialysis Stations: 16 (417) 358-5500
  • Fresenius Medical Care Neosho15.28 miles away915 W Harmony St Suite B Neosho Missouri 64850Dialysis Stations: 13 (417) 455-9126
  • Heartland Kidney and Dialysis Center15.6 miles away833 N Business 71 Neosho Missouri 64850Dialysis Stations: 17 (417) 455-9255