Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a facility in Augusta, Kentucky, which has a total of 2,510 people. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most people. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category scores, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Top Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of B+. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 90.32258 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is slightly less than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. When calculating our nursing scores, we analyze both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next category, this facility was given a highly favorable short-term care grade. This facility did not end up having any weak links. With our short-term care rating, we strive to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who have suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term patients which sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8.85% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 90.04% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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