Forum at the Crossing is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is among the largest cities in the nation. With an overall score of A, this is clearly a superb facility. As a matter of fact, this is one of the three highest graded nursing homes in the city. This facility also received very consistent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
Forum at the Crossing
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Aug 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Stroke Recovery
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its excellent overall grade, we gave this facility an A for its nursing grade. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a dominant short-term care score. Indeed, this is its second most impressive category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. Our short-term care grades are arguably more meaningful for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. We awarded this facility one of our higher grades in this area, with a grade of B. Even though this was not as favorable as a few of its other scores, it is still a positive grade. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.61905 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forum at the Crossing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forum at the Crossing, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forum at the Crossing, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forum at the Crossing, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forum at the Crossing, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forum at the Crossing, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forum at the Crossing, 12.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forum at the Crossing, 91.56% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forum at the Crossing, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forum at the Crossing, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Forum at the Crossing, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forum at the Crossing, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forum at the Crossing, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forum at the Crossing, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Indianapolis, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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