East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Elkhart, Indiana, a city with a population of 97,528 people. With an overall rating of C, this appears to be a decent nursing home. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Elkhart, which admittedly is admittedly a bit below average nationally. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its strong inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.

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Non profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility also was awarded a favorable short-term care score. As a matter of fact, we awarded them a grade of B in that category, which is one of our better. In our short-term care category, we seek to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of physical therapy per week to its residents. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home. We found that this nursing home was above average with 54.4 percent of its patients able to return home.

Nurse Quality

C
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Historical

This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as minimizing major falls. This facility performed admirably in this area.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The next area we looked at was long-term care, is this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this facility a D in that category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated only 82.96944 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.55 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
C
9.8%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.

Provider
A-
2.18%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
A
0.67%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
9.37%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
13.67%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
D
9.53%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
D
89.52%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A-
10.19%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Provider
F
7.7%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Provider
B
1.7
State
B
1.61
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A+
7.7
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
D
16.14
State
B
10.32
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
61.8%
State
B-
65.99%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Elkhart General Hospital 4.07 mi
600 E Blvd Elkhart Indiana 46514
(574) 294-2621
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Goshen General Hospital 11.4 mi
200 High Park Ave Goshen Indiana 46526
(574) 364-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center 12.72 mi
5215 Holy Cross Pkwy Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 335-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Memorial Hospital of South Bend 16.75 mi
615 N Michigan St South Bend Indiana 46601
(574) 647-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Davita - Elkhart 3.1 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1401 N Michigan St Elkhart Indiana 46514
(574) 262-5295
Fmc - Nephrology - Elkhart 4.5 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
700 Waterbury Park Drive Elkhart Indiana 46517
(574) 294-4444
Fmc - Nephrology - Home 11.84 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
250 E. Day Road, Suite 300 Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 273-6777
Fmc - Nephrology - Goshen 12.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
2257 Karisa Drive, Suite 1 Goshen Indiana 46526
(574) 533-9031
Fmc - Nephrology - Mishawaka 12.97 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 26
710 Park Place Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 273-6776
Davita - Irish Dialysis 15.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
4350 South Ironwood Dr South Bend Indiana 46614
(574) 299-4529
Fmc - South Bend Dialysis 16.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
320 South Street South Bend Indiana 46601
(574) 246-0752