Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center is in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. This city has a total of 6,737 people. Sporting an overall score of B, this is a good facility. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
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Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility received even higher grades in long-term care. In fact, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 94.08867 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses were with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Finally, we also gave this facility a B- for our inspections rating. This nursing home didn't have any major weaknesses. Our inspection ratings weigh 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 particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that had UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.23% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 89.41% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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