With an address in Owensboro, Kentucky, Carmel Home is one of seven nursing homes in this area. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the highest scores that we offer. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. In our view, this facility is a no brainer for just about anybody. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 18 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Facility Inspections

A+
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+
Historical

In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility also received an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. We looked at the qualifications of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Kentucky in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded it one of our stronger grades in that area, with a score of B+. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. It does not appear that this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next category we rated is this facility's worst area. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of C in our long-term care category. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 95.23809 percent of its patients. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, 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.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Carmel Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A+
1.64%
State
B-
8.54%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.

Provider
A-
1.59%
State
B-
3.99%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients that have sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
B-
3.17%
State
B
3.04%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Provider
A-
9.52%
State
B-
17.09%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
D
33.33%
State
C
27.76%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing signs of depression.

Provider
B
1.61%
State
B+
2.75%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Provider
B
97.62%
State
B
90.84%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
F
25%
State
B
16.12%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.

Provider
B-
14.09%
State
B+
20.14%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
A+
0.67
State
B-
1.9
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
B+
14.09
State
B-
20.14
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation.

Provider
C
59.85%
State
B-
65.2%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital 2.18 mi
1201 Pleasant Valley Road Owensboro Kentucky 42303
(270) 417-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Davita - Owensboro Dialysis Center 1.03 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
1930 East Parrish Avenue Owensboro Kentucky 42303
(270) 926-0120
Davita - Owensboro Home Dialysis 1.66 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
3250 Kidron Valley Way Owensboro Kentucky 42303
(270) 691-9605