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Christian Care Retirement Community

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Christian Care Retirement Community's website

720 E Dustman Rd,
Bluffton IN 46714

(260) 565-3000

54.53% estimated occupancy 1

Christian Care Retirement Community is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Bluffton, Indiana. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong here. This place also received consistently good ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. 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 - Church related
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Indiana badge

Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this place turned out to be a great nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. The nursing score is based on quite a few components, however, the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics 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: A-minus

This nursing home also was elite in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes fared better in this area. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most critical for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we assessed was long-term care. In this area, we gave this nursing home a strong grade of B. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand 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 18Sep 22

Christian Care Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients which experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 12.89% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 91.48% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 15.74% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 15.7% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bluffton Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.71 miles away303 S Main St Bluffton Indiana 46714Proprietary(260) 824-3210
  • Adams Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.18 miles away1100 Mercer Ave Decatur Indiana 46733Government - Local(260) 724-2145

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Wells County2.2 miles away1100 South Main Street Bluffton Indiana 46714Dialysis Stations: 8 (260) 827-0359
  • Fmc - Tri-Counties Dialysis Center12.11 miles away817 S 13th St Decatur Indiana 46733Dialysis Stations: 10 (260) 724-8303
  • Randolph Dialysis, LLC18.32 miles away6721 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne Indiana 46809Dialysis Stations: 12 (260) 478-8582
  • Davita - Fort Wayne South19.56 miles away302 E. Pettit Ave. Fort Wayne Indiana 46806CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (260) 456-0451