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Catherine Kasper Life Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Catherine Kasper Life Center's website

9601 S Union Rd,
Donaldson IN 46513

(574) 935-1742

65.73% estimated occupancy 1

Catherine Kasper Life Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Donaldson, Indiana. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this place didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility fared even better in our inspections category which is associated with the facility's recent inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for this category, which is one of our highest scores. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing scores are primarily associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is frequently a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to our final category, this nursing home was awarded a decent long-term care score. While this wasn't nearly as elite as many of its other category grades, this is really not a terrible score. In calculating these long-term care scores, we look at the facility's personal care services. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 92.8934 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Catherine Kasper Life Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 12.38% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 91.56% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Catherine Kasper Life Center, 73.53% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.