Elkhart Meadows is a facility located in Elkhart, Indiana. This city has 97,528 people. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of B-. In a city without an elite selection of nursing homes, we found that this facility was better than the average facility in the city. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 58 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - County

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A+. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This place was hit with 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This facility also was given an impressive score in our long-term care category. We gave this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in this area. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 97.98995 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

D
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Historical

Moving on to the category of short-term care, this facility received a grade of just D in that area. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is often a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Turning to our next category, we gave this facility a grade of D for the area of nursing. This is the facility's worst category rating. Of course, this score hurt the facility's overall profile to some degree. The nursing score assesses quite a few data points, however, the paramount one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is slightly below average. On top of its subpar nursing hour totals, this place also earned poor scores in many of the quality-based measures we considered in computing our nursing grades. We found that a higher percentage of this facility's residents sustained falls leading to major injury.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
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
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Elkhart Meadows Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.

Provider
B+
6.03%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
C
5.03%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
8.94%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
B+
17.8%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Provider
D
7.45%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B
97.99%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.

Provider
D
24.06%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
F
3.69%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
A-
1.21
State
B
1.61
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Provider
A+
3.69
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Elkhart General Hospital 2.05 mi
600 E Blvd Elkhart Indiana 46514
(574) 294-2621
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Goshen General Hospital 9.43 mi
200 High Park Ave Goshen Indiana 46526
(574) 364-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center 11.41 mi
5215 Holy Cross Pkwy Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 335-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Memorial Hospital of South Bend 15 mi
615 N Michigan St South Bend Indiana 46601
(574) 647-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Community Hospital of Bremen Inc 17.44 mi
1020 High Rd Bremen Indiana 46506
(574) 546-2211
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Nephrology - Elkhart 0.61 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
700 Waterbury Park Drive Elkhart Indiana 46517
(574) 294-4444
Davita - Elkhart 3.09 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1401 N Michigan St Elkhart Indiana 46514
(574) 262-5295
Fmc - Nephrology - Home 10.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
250 E. Day Road, Suite 300 Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 273-6777
Fmc - Nephrology - Goshen 10.63 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
2257 Karisa Drive, Suite 1 Goshen Indiana 46526
(574) 533-9031
Fmc - Nephrology - Mishawaka 11.51 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 26
710 Park Place Mishawaka Indiana 46545
(574) 273-6776
Davita - Irish Dialysis 13.17 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
4350 South Ironwood Dr South Bend Indiana 46614
(574) 299-4529
Fmc - South Bend Dialysis 14.7 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
320 South Street South Bend Indiana 46601
(574) 246-0752
Davita - Dialysis South Bend West 19.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
5660 Nimtz Pkwy South Bend Indiana 46628
(574) 234-8870