With an address in Auburn, Kentucky, Auburn Health Care is the only nursing home we were able to find in the area. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires strong marks in most areas. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this facility. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Auburn Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared as well in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing scores are primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. With our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care grade. This nursing home didn't turn out to have any weaknesses. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Auburn Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Auburn Health Care, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Auburn Health Care, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Auburn Health Care, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Auburn Health Care, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Auburn Health Care, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Auburn Health Care, 8.85% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Auburn Health Care, 90.04% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Auburn Health Care, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Auburn Health Care, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Auburn Health Care, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Auburn Health Care, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Auburn Health Care, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
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