Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation is a small facility in Fulton, Kentucky. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a solid score. As far as we can see, this place would be a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation
- 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 - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. Inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- in that area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 91.42857 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is slightly below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we gave this nursing home an F. This is certainly not one of this facility's better areas. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was short-term care, which is this facility's worst area. It received an abysmal F in this area, which is clearly a major concern. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this place provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 15.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 4.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that have had UTI's. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 0.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 37.75% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 6.13% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 71.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 20.41% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 31.39% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 31.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 23.78% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fulton Nursing & Rehabilitation, 49.32% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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