Blair Ridge Health Campus is a facility in Peru, Indiana, which has 23,766 people. This facility appears to be among the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. A grade in this range requires high-end scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. This nursing home also received impressive grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Blair Ridge Health Campus
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. The nursing grade is based on a host of subcategories. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Indiana in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an impressive long-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this category. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 95.17242 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we looked at, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a very strong report card. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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, 2.92% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 8.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 10.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 7.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 30.83% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 95.66% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 19.54% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 8.66% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 8.66% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 16.62% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Blair Ridge Health Campus, 79.58% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Peru, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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