POWELL VALLEY CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Powell Valley 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

POWELL VALLEY CARE CENTER
777 AVENUE H
POWELL, WY 82435
(307) 754-2267

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

89%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 89
  • Certified Beds: 100

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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Rating Details For Powell Valley 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) Hours1 Hour and 12 Minutes51 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours25 Minutes37 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 33 Minutes2 Hours and 9 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 36 Minutes1 Hour and 27 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 9 Minutes3 Hours and 36 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 Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%94%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%89%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder6%7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder55%43%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair6%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight7%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores9%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased9%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection12%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious13%18%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain5%5%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores12%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse13%11%

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 01/27/2011.

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

Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 11/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2009
Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 11/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2009
Put Firmly Secured Handrails on Each Side of Hallways.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011

Nutrition and Dietary

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: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008

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: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011

Quality Care

Provide Social Services for Related Medical Problems to Help Each Resident Achieve the Highest Possible Quality of Life.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 11/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2009
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011
Make Sure That Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011

Resident Assessment

Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
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: 11/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2009

Resident Rights

Let Residents Give Themselves Their Drugs if They Are Able.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Powell Valley Care Center, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

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
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Quality Care

Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008
Have Enough Nurses to Care for Every Resident in a Way That Maximizes the Resident's Well Being.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2008

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 Powell Valley 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 01/27/2011.

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: 11/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/18/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2011

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 11/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/24/2009

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2011

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

No-Smoking Signs Where Oxygen is Used.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/10/2008

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/10/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Office of Health Quality of Wyoming - Retrieved 2011