Cardinal Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Unit
2050 Versailles Road, Lexington KY 40504 · (859) 254-5701 · 39.59% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Cardinal Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Unit is a small nursing home located in Lexington, Kentucky. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the most impressive rating. Based on our analysis, you can't go wrong with this facility. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which are just as strong as its overall score.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care grades are crucial for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility provided roughly 50% more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. This is what we like to find when grading a nursing home in this category. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in the nation in this area with 73.6 percent of its patients returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this metric.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the rare places to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. Our inspection grades are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in computing our score in this area. This facility provides an incredible 5.7 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the state when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these datapoints as good measures of the caliber of nursing care offered.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of A in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective 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 considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were not able to find this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cardinal Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better