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. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Core of Dale
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
510 W Medcalf Road,
Dale IN 47523
65.49% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we gave it a B in nursing. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
This facility earned a grade of C for our inspections rating. This was certainly better than its other grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in categories G through L. This indicates that it dodged the more serious classes of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is short-term care, where this facility received a C in this category. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more critical for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area was long-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this area, we awarded this nursing home a D. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.090904 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Core of Dale Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Core of Dale, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Core of Dale, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term residents that suffered a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Core of Dale, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Core of Dale, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Core of Dale, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Core of Dale, 12.89% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Core of Dale, 91.48% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Core of Dale, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Core of Dale, 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' health.
In Core of Dale, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Core of Dale, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
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