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 is a fine choice. You can definitely do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better scores in this area, with a grade of A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 63.46154 percent of its residents. This is a few points lower than we expected but still a respectable percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next area, this facility was given an acceptable short-term care score of C. Our short-term care scores are arguably most meaningful for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which sustained UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 89.41% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.8 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, 72.54% 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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