Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility is a small non-profit nursing home located in Clinton, Kentucky. With an overall score of A, this is without a doubt an elite nursing home. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its long-term care score. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. After considering the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses commit to residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded an A-. This topped off a very strong report card. Only a select few nursing homes received an A- or better in every single category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had 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 called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 8.85% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 90.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clinton-Hickman County Nursing Facility, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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