Boonespring Transitional Care Center is a large nursing home in Union, Kentucky. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the top 50 nursing homes in Kentucky. Based on our analysis, this place is just about as as good as it gets. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Boonespring Transitional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, this is this nursing home's second best category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. Our short-term care grades are considered to be most important for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last category we looked at is nursing. This nursing home was awarded a strong nursing rating this year, with a grade of B-. Even though this is not as dominant as several of its other category grades, this is still a respectable score for that category. Our nursing grade is mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below average. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Boonespring Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 8.14% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 89.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 21.86% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 21.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 13.2 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Boonespring Transitional Care Center, 72.02% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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