Westgate is an average-sized facility in Joplin, Missouri. We awarded this facility an overall grade of A-, which is a phenomenal score. Indeed, it turned out to be the number one rated facility in Joplin. You really can't do any better than this nursing home. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3130 John Duffy Dr,
Joplin MO 64804
62% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
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
Adding to its dominant profile, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A for that area. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.612404 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Nursing grades are largely associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Missouri in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B-. This ended up being this facility's weakest category. This is nevertheless not the end of the world. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. It does not appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westgate Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westgate, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westgate, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westgate, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westgate, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westgate, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westgate, 4.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westgate, 88.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westgate, 14.79% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westgate, 14.68% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Westgate, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westgate, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westgate, 11.55 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westgate, 72.81% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Joplin, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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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