Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Granger, Indiana. This city has 30,614 people. This turns out to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse places out there. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's best category grade came in short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This facility's inspection grade exceeded its overall score as well. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a B. This is a notably better score than its overall score. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 14 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its third best category grade in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable score. In the category of long-term care, we assess the amount of services offered by a facility, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated only 89.55224 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next category we rated was nursing, proved to be this facility's least impressive category. We gave this facility a D in this category. Our nursing grade consists of a handful of subcategories, however, the most important one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility offered only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 18.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.15% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.97% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.51% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 92.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 31.02% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 32.16% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 32.16% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 18.78% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 60.78% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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