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Bluffton Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Care

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Updated Sep 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+
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Bluffton Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Care's website

303 S Main St,
Bluffton IN 46714

(260) 824-3210

56.92% estimated occupancy 1

Bluffton Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Care is in Bluffton, Indiana. The city has a total of 14,645 people. This turns out to be an A+ facility. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires superb marks across the board. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. We also gave this facility strong ratings in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory


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Best Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Bluffton, Indiana badge

Best Nursing Home in Bluffton, Indiana Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Indiana badge

Best Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Bluffton, Indiana badge

Best Nursing Home in Bluffton, Indiana Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility fared very well in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an exemplary score of A+ in this category. Short-term care scores are meaningful for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 7.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received a top-shelf grade of A in our long-term care category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

In our final category, this facility also was given an excellent nursing rating, with an A. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. The nursing rating is based on several components, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bluffton Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Care Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Bluffton Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Care, 11.29 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

In Bluffton Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Care, 73.78% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bluffton Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away303 S Main St Bluffton Indiana 46714Proprietary(260) 824-3210
  • Adams Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.65 miles away1100 Mercer Ave Decatur Indiana 46733Government - Local(260) 724-2145

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Wells County0.58 miles away1100 South Main Street Bluffton Indiana 46714Dialysis Stations: 8 (260) 827-0359
  • Fmc - Tri-Counties Dialysis Center13.62 miles away817 S 13th St Decatur Indiana 46733Dialysis Stations: 10 (260) 724-8303
  • Randolph Dialysis, LLC19.65 miles away6721 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne Indiana 46809Dialysis Stations: 12 (260) 478-8582