Worth County Convalescent Center is a small government-owned nursing home located in Grant City, Missouri. This proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. You can definitely do much worse than this facility. If you scroll down, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which are also strong.
Worth County Convalescent Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also earned top notch inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that category, with an A. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care. This facility was awarded a very positive short-term care score, with a grade of B in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The next area we assessed was nursing. This nursing home received an impressive nursing grade this year, with a grade of B. This facility really didn't have any weak grades. There are quite a few criteria included in this grade. Many of these criteria relate to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a patient more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Worth County Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that had falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained UTI's. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 4.11% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 88.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Worth County Convalescent Center, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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