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Christian Care Retirement Community

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

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+Jun 22: B+
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Christian Care Retirement Community's website

720 E Dustman Rd,
Bluffton IN 46714

(260) 565-3000

55.23% 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 B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades 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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. When calculating our nursing scores, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this area. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we scored was short-term care. This nursing home received a very good short-term care rating this year, with a B-. While this was not nearly as strong as several of its other scores, this remains a decent grade for that category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that returned home from this facility. We found that 3.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Christian Care Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 12.38% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 91.56% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 16.12% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 17.5% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 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

In Christian Care Retirement Community, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

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