Auburn Health Care is a small facility in Auburn, Kentucky. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires favorable marks in most areas. Based on all of the relevant data, you can do much worse than this nursing home. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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Auburn Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care score. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing category assesses quite a few datapoints, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is short-term care, where this facility received a B. This facility turned out to be strong across the board. With our short-term care category, we strive to create a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Auburn Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Auburn Health Care, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Auburn Health Care, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Auburn Health Care, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Auburn Health Care, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Auburn Health Care, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Auburn Health Care, 8.23% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Auburn Health Care, 89.41% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Auburn Health Care, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Auburn Health Care, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Auburn Health Care, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Auburn Health Care, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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