24th
37
5.57%
3.5stars
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Wyoming Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

B+
5.57%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall leading to major injury.

B-
4.91%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygeine protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

B-
3.33%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

B
14.74%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

A-
13.88%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression.

B-
4.49%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

B
92.31%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.

B
14.96%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

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

B+
15.54%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

B+
1.5

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

B+
15.54

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

B
9.97

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

B+
75.72%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Wyoming's
Nursing Home Quality
B+
B
Long-Term Care
A-
Inspection Reports
A-
Nurse Quality
B+
Short-Term Care
More information about Wyoming
Number of Hospitals: 29
Number of Dialysis facilities: 10
Number of Medicaid beds: 2,946

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Star Valley Care Center
  2. South Loln Nursing Center
  3. Saratoga Care Center
  4. Morning Star Care Center
  5. Wyoming Retirement Center
Wyoming is ranked as the 10th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Cheyenne Reg Medical Center Transitional Care Unit
  2. Ivinson Memorial Hospital
  3. St John's Nursing Home
  4. Life Care Center of Casper
  5. Life Care Center of Cheyenne
Wyoming is ranked as the 20th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. South Loln Nursing Center
  2. Morning Star Care Center
  3. Ivinson Memorial Hospital
  4. Cheyenne Reg Medical Center Transitional Care Unit
  5. Wyoming Retirement Center
Wyoming is ranked as the 35th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. St John's Nursing Home
  2. Ivinson Memorial Hospital
  3. Cheyenne Reg Medical Center Transitional Care Unit
  4. Rawlins Rehabilitation and Wellness
  5. Weston County Health Services
Wyoming is ranked as the 27th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Wyoming cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Basin201
A-
Casper323
B
Cheyenne411
B
Gillette111
B
Laramie211
A
Sheridan311
B+