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.
Avalon Springs Health Campus
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
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
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 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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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
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 nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.96907 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize negative health outcomes for the senior population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Springs Health Campus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 91.56% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized 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 Avalon Springs Health Campus, 11.23 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 assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Springs Health Campus, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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 B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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