Avalon Village is in Ligonier, Indiana. Sporting an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. This facility has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor dings are not the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this facility an B-. Our nursing category is based on several subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a middle of the road grade in the category of long-term care, where it received a C. In determining our long-term care ratings, we analyze the personal care offered to a facility's residents. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 97.45223 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth area, we awarded this facility a grade of D for our short-term care category. This is the facility's least impressive category rating. Naturally, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall grade a bit. In forming these short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. It appears that this facility was subpar in several staffing metrics we focus on. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 3.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Village, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Village, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Village, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Village, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Village, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Village, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Village, 91.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Village, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Village, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' well-being.
In Avalon Village, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Village, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Village, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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