Nursing Homes in Kentucky
- 29thNational Rank
- 278Nursing Homes
- 9.06%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 2.71/5Average CMS Rating
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Kentucky Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kentucky, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kentucky, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kentucky, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kentucky, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kentucky, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kentucky, 8.85% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kentucky, 90.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kentucky, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kentucky, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Kentucky, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kentucky, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kentucky, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kentucky, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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