Christian Health Center is a facility in Louisville, Kentucky which has a total of 736,284 people. It looks like this is a very respectable facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid grade. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Christian Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Not many facilities performed better in that category. Inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B. In calculating these short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. In computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving patients even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this facility received a respectable long-term care grade of B-. In forming our long-term care scores, we analyze the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated a relatively low 80.33708 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Christian Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Christian Health Center, 10.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Christian Health Center, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Christian Health Center, 2.99% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Christian Health Center, 10.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Christian Health Center, 24.86% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Christian Health Center, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Christian Health Center, 81.28% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Christian Health Center, 18.9% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Christian Health Center, 20.77% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Christian Health Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Christian Health Center, 20.77% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Christian Health Center, 34.53% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Christian Health Center, 68.68% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Louisville, KY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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