Weston County Health Services is a facility located in Newcastle, Wyoming, a city with 5,455 people. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of the best grades that we offer. A score of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. In fact, this nursing home ended up being one of the top 25 facilities in Wyoming. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Our inspection ratings are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Contributing to its strong assessment, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the significant amount of nursing care provided by this nursing home, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.58491 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

In addition, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B. In our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

B
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Historical

The final area we graded ended up being this nursing home's poorest area. Nevertheless, even its worst category would be a highlight for many facilities. We gave it a strong grade of B in our nursing category. The nursing category includes a handful of subcategories, many of which are based on nursing hours. This facility provides an incredible 4.1 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is much better than what is provided by most facilities. Lastly, this place also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, this place performed better than the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
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

Weston County Health Services Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B
6.62%
State
B+
5.57%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which have sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
C
4.25%
State
B-
4.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
A-
0.94%
State
B-
3.33%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
D
22.28%
State
B
14.74%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
13.21%
State
A-
13.88%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
C
6.44%
State
B-
4.49%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A-
99.29%
State
B
94.88%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Provider
A-
11.68%
State
B
14.96%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
B
15.85%
State
B-
15.54%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
A-
1.33
State
B+
1.41
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
B
15.85
State
B+
15.54
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Weston County Health Services 0 mi
1124 Washington Boulevard Newcastle Wyoming 82701
(307) 746-4491
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