Blair Ridge Health Campus is a facility in Peru, Indiana, which has 23,766 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Peru, which admittedly is admittedly a little below average nationally. This facility did not meet our expectations in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Blair Ridge Health Campus
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We gave this facility an A in short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are important for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
This nursing home also received favorable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. This is better than its overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. This facility was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, we gave this facility a grade of D for long-term care. This was the nursing home's weakest category score. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blair Ridge Health Campus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 12.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 91.56% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Peru, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Peru, Indiana has 3 other nursing homes
- Dukes Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.18 miles away275 W 12th St Peru Indiana 46970Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 472-8000
- Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.36 miles away1101 Michigan Ave Logansport Indiana 46947Government - Local(574) 753-7541
- Parkview Wabash Hospital, IncCritical Access Hospitals 14.99 miles away10 John Kissinger Drive Wabash Indiana 46992Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 563-3131
- St Vincent KokomoAcute Care Hospitals 19.14 miles away1907 W Sycamore St Kokomo Indiana 46904Voluntary non-profit - Church(765) 452-5611