Aperion Care Peru is a facility in Peru, Indiana, which has a population of 23,766 people. We gave this facility an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. As far as we can see, you'd be better off to avoid of this facility. We were surprised to find that this nursing home actually received one decent category score for inspections, which you can find more information about below.
Aperion Care Peru
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. Our inspection scores are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are primarily tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility an F in the category of long-term care. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 81.875 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly less than the national average. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was short-term care. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is a poor grade. Our short-term care ratings are probably more critical for patients needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aperion Care Peru Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aperion Care Peru, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aperion Care Peru, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which had a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aperion Care Peru, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aperion Care Peru, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aperion Care Peru, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aperion Care Peru, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aperion Care Peru, 91.56% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aperion Care Peru, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aperion Care Peru, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Aperion Care Peru, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aperion Care Peru, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aperion Care Peru, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aperion Care Peru, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Peru, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Peru, Indiana has 3 other nursing homes
- Dukes Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 6.75 miles away275 W 12th St Peru Indiana 46970Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 472-8000
- St Vincent KokomoAcute Care Hospitals 12.83 miles away1907 W Sycamore St Kokomo Indiana 46904Voluntary non-profit - Church(765) 452-5611
- Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.88 miles away1101 Michigan Ave Logansport Indiana 46947Government - Local(574) 753-7541
- Community Howard Regional Health IncAcute Care Hospitals 15.63 miles away3500 S Lafountain St Kokomo Indiana 46902Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 776-8000
- Parkview Wabash Hospital, IncCritical Access Hospitals 19.43 miles away10 John Kissinger Drive Wabash Indiana 46992Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 563-3131
- Fmc - Peru Dialysis6.83 miles away25 West 2nd Street Peru Indiana 46970Dialysis Stations: 12 (765) 472-1531
- Fmc- Logansport Dialysis12.67 miles away1333 Smith St Logansport Indiana 46947Dialysis Stations: 12 (574) 739-0326
- Fmc - Kokomo14.81 miles away2350 S Dixon Road, Ste 450 Kokomo Indiana 46902CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (765) 453-0052
- Us Renal Care Kokomo Dialysis15.9 miles away3760 S. Reed Road Kokomo Indiana 46902Dialysis Stations: 15 (765) 864-1669