Elkhart Meadows is located in Elkhart, Indiana. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of our best grades. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it substantially ahead of the overwhelming majority of the facilities in Elkhart. This nursing home also received impressive ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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In addition to being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Very few places fared this well in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, this is its second strongest category score. In that category, this facility received a score of A. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. The nursing score is based on quite a few factors, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our more favorable scores in this category, with a B. Even though this was not on par with some of its other scores, it is still a fine score. In our short-term care rating, we strive to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elkhart Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elkhart Meadows, 1.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elkhart Meadows, 5.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elkhart Meadows, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elkhart Meadows, 1.58% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elkhart Meadows, 3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elkhart Meadows, 0.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elkhart Meadows, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elkhart Meadows, 14.72% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elkhart Meadows, 7.86% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Elkhart Meadows, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elkhart Meadows, 7.86% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Elkhart, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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