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Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center's website

3576 Pimlico Parkway,
Lexington KY 40517

(859) 272-0608

82.41% estimated occupancy 1

Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home in Lexington, Kentucky. With an overall score of C, this is a decent facility. Lexington received a city grade of B+, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. This facility did not fare well in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's more favorable category grades came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this category. For residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 91.58878 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we expected but still a decent percentage. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in computing our rating in this category. This facility provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we scored is short-term care, which was a weak link for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a grade of just D for short-term care. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this facility offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 8.14% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 89.73% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 21.86% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 21.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 13.2 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, 72.02% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Lexington, KY

  • 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? Lexington, Kentucky has 13 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Saint Joseph EastAcute Care Hospitals 2.2 miles away150 North Eagle Creek Drive Lexington Kentucky 40509Voluntary non-profit - Private(859) 967-5000
  • Baptist Health LexingtonAcute Care Hospitals 3.5 miles away1740 Nicholasville Road Lexington Kentucky 40503Voluntary non-profit - Other(859) 260-6104
  • University of Kentucky HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.08 miles away800 Rose Street Lexington Kentucky 40536Government - State(859) 257-2278
  • Clark Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.14 miles away175 Hospital Drive Winchester Kentucky 40391Proprietary(859) 737-8559
  • Bluegrass Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.57 miles away360 Amsden Avenue Versailles Kentucky 40383Proprietary(859) 873-3111
  • Georgetown Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.03 miles away1140 Lexington Road Georgetown Kentucky 40324Proprietary(502) 868-1100
  • Baptist Health RichmondAcute Care Hospitals 19.65 miles away801 Eastern Bypass Richmond Kentucky 40475Voluntary non-profit - Private(859) 623-3131

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc- Lexington Southwest1.77 miles away978 Chas Drive Lexington Kentucky 40515Dialysis Stations: 17 (859) 260-1706
  • Fmc - Nalco Home Program2.04 miles away3284 Eagle View Drive Suite 120 Lexington Kentucky 40509Dialysis Stations: 3 (859) 299-3379
  • Fmc- Lexington South Dialysis2.2 miles away171 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 110 Lexington Kentucky 40509CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (859) 264-7775
  • Davita - Kentucky Home Training3.43 miles away2130 Nicholasville Road, Suite 5 Lexington Kentucky 40503Dialysis Stations: 6 (859) 277-9911
  • Davita - Hamburg Dialysis3.68 miles away1745 Alysheba Way, Suite 110 Lexington Kentucky 40509CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (859) 543-0084
  • Dci - South Lexington3.9 miles away2374 Professional Heights Dr. Lexington Kentucky 40503Dialysis Stations: 23 (859) 967-0400
  • Fmc - Kentucky Renal Care Group - Lexington East5.21 miles away1101 Winchester Rd., Suite 100 Lexington Kentucky 40505Dialysis Stations: 16 (859) 225-4922
  • Dci - Lexington8.12 miles away100 Venture Court Lexington Kentucky 40511Dialysis Stations: 32 (859) 252-7712