Columbia Healthcare Center is a large nursing home in Evansville, Indiana. This is a lower end nursing home, with an overall grade of D. This is a bottom half nursing home in Evansville based on the data we assessed. In a city with many other facilities, you ought to be able to find a better option. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Columbia Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
621 W Columbia St,
Evansville IN 47710
66.66% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid places that have a long list of deficiencies. This place was hit with 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest category ended up being long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. With our long-term care assessment, we assess the volume of services offered by a facility, as well as some qualitative measures. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 58.839046 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is several points lower than what we expected. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We were stunned to find that this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our highest scores. In computing our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in that category. In forming these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Columbia Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 12.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 91.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Columbia Healthcare Center, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Evansville, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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