NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at New Horizons Care Center. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER
1111 LANE 12
LOVELL, WY 82431
(307) 548-5200

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

94%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 80
  • Certified Beds: 85

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - Hospital District
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through October 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Special Care Low". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by New Horizons Care Center. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Signs of depression
100.0%
Total Percent:100.0%
 

Rating Details For New Horizons Care Center

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours37 Minutes42 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours30 Minutes32 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours1 Hour and 60 Minutes2 Hours and 5 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 7 Minutes1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 6 Minutes3 Hours and 19 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Wyoming are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityWyoming Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%89%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%94%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain3%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection11%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair4%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse17%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder16%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased12%15%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight10%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder49%43%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores13%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious13%18%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination88%79%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%83%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores26%12%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain14%24%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-3%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 12/16/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Keep Complete, Dated Lab Records in the Resident's File.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008

Environmental

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Put Firmly Secured Handrails on Each Side of Hallways.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008
1) Provide 3 Meals Daily at Regular Times; or 2) Serve Breakfast Within 14 Hours After Dinner; or 3) Offer a Snack at Bedtime Each Day.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008
Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2009
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Resident Assessment

Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008
Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2009
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Screen Residents when They Are First Admitted to Send Them to an Area with Special Care for People with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Illness, if Needed.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 08/21/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008
Allow Residents to Easily See the Results of the Nursing Home's Most Recent Survey.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2009
Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 12/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Denial of Payment for New Admission (DPNA)12/16/2010-

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that New Horizons Care Center had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 12/14/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/20/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 12/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 12/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/05/2011

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/20/2009
Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 12/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/20/2009

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 12/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 12/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Laboratories

Proper Facilities for the Use and Storage of Combustible Liquids.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
No-Smoking Signs Where Oxygen is Used.
  • Inspection Date: 12/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/20/2009
Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 12/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Office of Health Quality of Wyoming - Retrieved 2011