Core of Dale is a small facility located in Dale, Indiana. This facility received an overall grade of D, which is a lower end grade. This is not the worse nursing home we graded, however, we would still struggle to recommend it. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Core of Dale
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Core of Dale has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it received a somewhat respectable grade in the category of inspections. We awarded it a grade of B- for that area, which is a decent score. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. In calculating a facility's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat concerning figure which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a solid grade of B-. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services To provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. This facility received a C for the category. In computing our long-term care grades, we assess the assistance with daily living received by a facility's patients. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this facility gave the vaccine to a relatively low 87.62886 percent of its patients. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Core of Dale Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Core of Dale, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term residents that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Core of Dale, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Core of Dale, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Core of Dale, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Core of Dale, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Core of Dale, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Core of Dale, 91.56% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Core of Dale, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Core of Dale, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Core of Dale, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Core of Dale, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.