Covington's Convalescent Center is located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this is undoubtedly a very strong nursing home. You really can't do any better than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Covington's Convalescent Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection scores are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be this nursing home's second strongest category score. In that area, this facility received a grade of A-. For patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 93.1677 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received an impressive short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. In computing these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Moving on to the next category, this nursing home was given a strong nursing score. Although this isn't nearly as good as many of its other category grades, this remains one of our more favorable grades we offer. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Covington's Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents who have experienced a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 8.23% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 89.41% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 13.87 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Covington's Convalescent Center, 72.54% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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