Four Seasons Retirement Center
1901 Taylor Rd, Columbus IN 47203 · (812) 372-8481 · 52.33% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Four Seasons Retirement Center is one of five available facilities located in Columbus, Indiana. With an overall score of A+, this facility is among the best facilities we assessed. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top five nursing homes in Indiana. This also is a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all of our categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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For profit - Individual
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this facility excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed as well in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note the fact that this nursing home excelled in our short-term care rating. We gave them an elite score of A+ in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This nursing home is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. The facility offered about 1.5 times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical nursing home. This is what we like to find when assessing a nursing home in this category. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Indiana in this area with 60.1 percent of its patients returning home.
This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility boasts a really impressive 6.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. In addition to offering impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this facility was awarded a very favorable grade of A in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a straight A report card. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. It does not appear that this facility submitted data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Four Seasons Retirement Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better