The Bluffs

The Bluffs

Overview

The Bluffs is located in Columbia, MO, part of Boone County.

According to United States census data, the city has a population of 126,853. 11% of residents are 65 years or older, 5.5% less than the U.S. population.

Three neighboring cities, towns, and the like are Pierpont, Prathersville, and Ashland.

Our network provides data for 18 senior living communities in Columbia, MO with this community.

About the Community

A nonprofit corporation, The Bluffs accepts Medicare and Medicaid. The facility contains 132 beds with an average occupancy rate of 91.6%.

Resident council is available. The Bluffs is not a continuing care retirement community.

The most recent standard fire safety inspection saw automatic sprinklers in all required areas.

Quality Measures and Vaccination Rates

The Bluffs reports the below data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Retirement Being team compares each datum to the nation’s and Missouri’s averages.

Long-Stay Quality Measures

Anti-Anxiety Medication

D

22.5% of residents received anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication, 3% more than the nation and 1.8% less than the state.

Antipsychotic Medication

D

18.8% of residents received antipsychotic medication, 4.3% more than the nation and 1.7% less than the state.

Bowels or Bladder Control

C

49.7% of low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder, 2.7% more than the nation and 19.3% more than the state.

Depressive Symptoms

D

4.3% of residents have depressive symptoms, 3.2% less than the nation and 0.1% more than the state.

Falls with a Major Injury

B

2.4% of residents have one or more falls with a major injury, 1% less than the nation and 1.5% less than the state.

Increased Need for Help

D

18.7% of residents’ need for help with daily activities increased, 4.1% more than the nation and 3.9% more than the state.

Influenza Vaccine

F

89.2% of residents were given the influenza vaccine, 6.2% less than the nation and 3.9% less than the state.

Physical Restraints

A

0% of residents were physically restrained, 0.2% less than the nation and 0.1% less than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

F

40.3% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 52.4% less than the nation and 47.1% less than the state.

Pressure Ulcers

C

6.8% of high-risk residents have pressure ulcers, 1.3% less than the nation and 2.5% less than the state.

UTI

C

1.6% of residents have a urinary tract infection, 0.8% less than the nation and 1.8% less than the state.

Urinary Catheter

D

2.5% of residents have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder, 0.9% more than the nation and 0.5% more than the state.

Weight Loss

D

7.5% of residents lose too much weight, 1.5% more than the nation and 2.3% more than the state.

Worsening Movability

C

18% of residents’ ability to move independently worsened, the same as the nation and 3.3% more than the state.

Short-Stay Quality Measures

Antipsychotic Medication

D

2.2% of residents received antipsychotic medication for the first time, 0.4% more than the nation and 0.2% less than the state.

Improvements in Function

C

73.8% of residents saw improvements in function, 0.5% less than the nation and 0.9% more than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

F

30.8% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 48.7% less than the nation and 38.2% less than the state.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

F

37.8% of residents were given the seasonal influenza vaccine, 38.9% less than the nation and 28.1% less than the state.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Resident Primary Series

D

85.5% of residents were given the primary vaccination series, 1.8% less than the nation and 1% more than the state.

Resident Boosters

D

50.8% of residents were up-to-date on their vaccines, 6.5% less than the nation and 0.5% less than the state.

Staff Primary Series

D

85.6% of staff completed the primary vaccination series, 1.3% less than the nation and 10.9% more than the state.

Staff Boosters

C

40.7% of staff were up-to-date on their vaccines, 2.2% less than the nation and 11.9% more than the state.

Staffing Hours and Turnover Rates

The Bluffs provides staffing information to the CMS, which the federal agency uses to calculate the below staffing data. Our team then sets each data point against the nation’s and Missouri’s averages.

Staffing Hours

Nurse Aide

D

Nurse aide hours total 1 hour and 54 minutes per resident daily, 17 minutes shorter than the nation and 7 minutes shorter than the state.

Licensed Partial Nurse

D

Licensed partial nurse hours total 39 minutes per resident daily, 13 minutes shorter than the nation and 3 minutes shorter than the state.

Registered Nurse

D

Registered nurse hours total 27 minutes per resident daily, 12 minutes shorter than the nation and the same as the state.

On the weekend, registered nurse hours total 25 minutes per resident daily, 2 minutes shorter than the nation and 5 minutes longer than the state.

Physical Therapist

C

Physical therapist hours total 2 minutes per resident daily, 1 minute shorter than the nation and the same as the state.

Staffing Turnover Rates

Registered Nurse

D

The registered nurse turnover rate is 62.5%, 10.6% higher than the nation and 6.1% higher than the state.

Total Nursing Staff

D

The total nursing staff turnover rate is 60.5%, 7.2% higher than the nation and 0.3% higher than the state.

Administrator

A

0 administrators left the facility within a recent one-year period, 0.7 less than the nation and 0.9 less than the state.

Local Businesses and Organizations

Healthcare

For The Bluffs residents that require a hospital visit, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital is the closest, 2.15 miles away. University Hospital is the next nearest, 2.22 miles away.

The closest pharmacies are Rudder Sharin, 1.99 miles away, and Mizzou Pharmacy, 2 miles away. University Pharmacy and Ellis Fischel Pharmacy are two more in the area.

Should there be a need for dental care, Lorenzo K Neilsen DDS and Dds Dentures + Implant Solutions Of Columbia are 0.16 miles and 0.16 miles away. As for vision care, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is 1.17 miles from the community.

Leisure Activities

If some fresh air or exercise is desired, Nifong Park is 0.58 miles away, and Rock Quarry Park is 0.63 miles away. Hollywood Stadium is 0.97 miles away for an activity with little physical movement. Bookworms can find solace in Missouri Library Association, 0.49 miles from The Bluffs.

Nearby places of worship include Northeast Area Christian Church and Columbia Chinese Christian Church. The former is 0.6 miles, and the latter is 0.69 miles from the community.

When the time comes for a haircut or trim, Salon Rouge is 0.22 miles away.

Sustenance

Seniors looking to dine out or order takeout have several choices, including Jose Jalapeno’s and Kostaki’s Pizzeria, 0.29 miles and 0.29 miles away. Pen Jam Cafe and La Siesta are a couple of other establishments in the area.

To do some grocery shopping, Randy’s Market is 0.79 miles away, and Walmart is 1.31 miles away. ALDI and Nowell’s are two more nearby options.

Financial Services

Take care of financial needs at Tigers Credit Union, 0.16 miles away, or First National Bank & Trust, 0.19 miles away. The Missouri Bank II and United Credit Union are also in the vicinity of the community.

The Weather in Columbia

July was Columbia’s warmest month of the last year, with an average high of 91°F. Conversely, its coldest month was January. The average low in January was 19°F.

The city saw 36.23 inches of precipitation, 36.38 inches of snowfall, and average humidity of 65% over the last 12 months.

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