Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center is in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. This city has a total of 6,737 people. Our rating system was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Dawson Springs. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center 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
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more meaningful for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to learn that this facility earned a reasonably solid long-term care rating this year. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. For long-term care residents, 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. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.067635 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We were stunned to find that this facility also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it an D for that category, which is one of our best grades. The nursing score includes a variety of datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this place's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this nursing home received an abysmal grade. When a facility has this poor of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This particular nursing home had a deficiency by government inspectors. We were relieved to find that it was not in one of the categories that suggest that it created a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients which are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.85% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 90.04% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient 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 Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
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