MORNING STAR CARE CENTER

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

MORNING STAR CARE CENTER
4 NORTH FORK ROAD
FORT WASHAKIE, WY 82514
(307) 332-6902

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

76%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 34
  • Certified Beds: 45

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Other
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Nearby Cities:

Lander | Riverton | Pinedale

Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "High Rehabilitation". 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 Morning Star 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

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1627.8%
Total Percent:27.8%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-161.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-105.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-520.5%
Total Percent:27.6%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-1017.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-518.1%
Total Percent:36.0%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-102.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-56.6%
Total Percent:8.7%
 

Rating Details For Morning Star 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) Hours43 Minutes57 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours43 Minutes34 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours2 Hours and 7 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 26 Minutes1 Hour and 30 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 26 Minutes3 Hours and 37 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 High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores12%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased12%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse11%11%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection9%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder6%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious24%18%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder44%43%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained3%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight9%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair1%2%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%79%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season78%83%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores10%12%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain13%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 11/18/2010.

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

Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/30/2008

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/30/2008

Mistreatment

Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/28/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/29/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/10/2008
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/06/2008
Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/29/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/01/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 10/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2009
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 10/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/13/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 10/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/13/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011
Make Sure That Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011
Use a Registered Nurse at Least 8 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011

Resident Assessment

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: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/04/2008
Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011
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: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011

Resident Rights

Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Inspection Date: 10/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/13/2009
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/02/2011

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)09/11/2008-

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Morning Star 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

Administration

1) Set Up a Group That is Legally Responsible for Writing and Setting Up Policies for Leading and Running the Nursing Home; or 2) Hire a Properly Licensed Administrator.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/14/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Quality Care

Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Complaint Filed: 10/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/13/2009

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 Morning Star 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 11/16/2010.

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

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/02/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 10/12/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/05/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/01/2011

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/26/2008

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/28/2010

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/02/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/02/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 11/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/14/2010

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/02/2008
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 10/12/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/11/2009

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/02/2008

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/26/2008

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 10/12/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/04/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Office of Health Quality of Wyoming - Retrieved 2011