Ambassador Healthcare is a large nursing home located in Centerville, Indiana. With an overall rating of B-, this looks like a solid nursing home. In our view, this place ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to point out that this facility was given strong long-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our more impressive grades in that category, with a grade of B. This turned out to be the facility's second best grade. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.76923 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses are with residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area is short-term care, which is the last category we scored. It received an abysmal F for this category. Despite multiple solid grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless disappointing so we wanted to make a note of it. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. In this place's case, it looks like it provides fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ambassador Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ambassador Healthcare, 4.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ambassador Healthcare, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ambassador Healthcare, 4.1% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ambassador Healthcare, 23.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ambassador Healthcare, 37.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ambassador Healthcare, 10.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ambassador Healthcare, 95.09% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ambassador Healthcare, 12.96% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ambassador Healthcare, 16.14% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Ambassador Healthcare, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ambassador Healthcare, 16.14% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ambassador Healthcare, 5.15% of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 Ambassador Healthcare, 67.92% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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