Auburn Health Care is a small nursing home located in Auburn, Kentucky. We gave this facility an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the United States. As far as we can see, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. If you scroll down, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong.
Auburn Health Care
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
139 Pearl St.,
Auburn KY 42206
57.72% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for the area of inspections. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. Our nursing rating assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. With 4.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the overwhelming majority of facilities. Lastly, we also looked at nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our better grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Short-term care grades are typically used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was long-term care, where we awarded it an above average grade of B. This facility really does not have any weak categories. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of offering elite levels of nursing care and other staffing, this facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This statistic is also much better than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 2.44 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Auburn Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Auburn Health Care, 9.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Auburn Health Care, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents that suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Auburn Health Care, 2.7% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Auburn Health Care, 15.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Auburn Health Care, 28.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Auburn Health Care, 7.9% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Auburn Health Care, 91.16% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Auburn Health Care, 15.59% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Auburn Health Care, 21.85% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Auburn Health Care, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Auburn Health Care, 21.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
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