East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a large government-owned nursing home located in Elkhart, Indiana. This facility was given an overall grade of D, which is a subpar score. This isn't the worse place we found, but we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection rating. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this facility overall, we awarded it a grade of A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall grade. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid facilities that had a long list of deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second best category turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it was given a C. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. The nursing score weighs a host of subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was long-term care, where this facility received a poor score here also. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this area, which is definitely very concerning. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.36709 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which had falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 12.38% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 91.56% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Elkhart, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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