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Avalon Springs Health Campus

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Avalon Springs Health Campus's website

2400 Silhavy Road,
Valparaiso IN 46383

(219) 386-2341

61.31% estimated occupancy 1

Avalon Springs Health Campus is located in Valparaiso, Indiana. The city has a total of 78,553 people. This nursing home was given an elite overall grade of A, grading out better than the vast majority of the nursing homes in Valparaiso by quite a bit. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this facility. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category ratings, which are also quite good.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Indiana badge

Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Valparaiso, Indiana badge

Best Nursing Home in Valparaiso, Indiana Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Indiana badge

Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Valparaiso, Indiana badge

Best Nursing Home in Valparaiso, Indiana Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also performed well in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is considered to be a solid assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Indiana in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a patient more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our fourth category, this facility also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ for this area. This finalized a very impressive profile. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 95.652176 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Avalon Springs Health Campus Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 12.89% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 91.48% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 15.74% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 15.7% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 11.29 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 73.78% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Valparaiso, IN

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Valparaiso, Indiana has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Porter Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.33 miles away85 East Us Hwy 6 Valparaiso Indiana 46383Proprietary(219) 983-8300
  • St Mary Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 12.06 miles away1500 S Lake Park Ave Hobart Indiana 46342Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 942-0551
  • La Porte HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.75 miles away1007 Lincolnway La Porte Indiana 46350Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 326-1234
  • Methodist Hospitals IncAcute Care Hospitals 18.59 miles away600 Grant St Gary Indiana 46402Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 886-4000
  • Franciscan Health Crown PointAcute Care Hospitals 18.63 miles away1201 S Main St Crown Point Indiana 46307Voluntary non-profit - Church(219) 757-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Valparaiso2.07 miles away606 E Lincolnway Valparaiso Indiana 46383Dialysis Stations: 22 (219) 531-1299
  • Valparaiso Dialysis2.1 miles away2711 Leonard Drive Suite 100 Valparaiso Indiana 46383Dialysis Stations: 12 (219) 462-1233
  • Dsi - Coffee Creek Dialysis8.55 miles away3100 Village Point, Suite 101 Chesterton Indiana 46304Dialysis Stations: 19 (219) 395-8020
  • Davita - Chesterton9.01 miles away711 Plaza Drive, Suite 6 Chesterton Indiana 46304Dialysis Stations: 12 (219) 926-6049
  • Fmc - Portage Dialysis Center9.09 miles away5950 Us Highway 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 762-5731
  • Davita - Portage9.3 miles away5823 Us Hwy 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 16 (219) 764-0564
  • Dialysis Center of Portage LLC9.66 miles away5615 Us Highway 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 762-4848
  • Fmc - Hobart12.57 miles away1330 S. Wisconsin Street Hobart Indiana 46342CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (219) 947-9289