Located in Lihue, Hawaii, Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is the lone nursing home we identified in the area. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 25 facilities in Hawaii. This is just about as good of a facility as you'll find. Scroll down to see this place's category grades, which are equally impressive. You really can't do any better than a straight A profile.
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Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2021
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On top of being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly perfect. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this facility also performed well in our short-term care area. In fact, it received a grade of A in the category. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 place Hawaii in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning patients more often.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this facility received a highly favorable long-term care grade. We gave it a grade of A- in this category, rounding out a straight A profile. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 75.319145 percent of its residents. This is a few points less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 5.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents which had a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 10.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.69% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.74% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 95.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 13.21% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.67% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many believe that mobility is vital to residents' health.
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.11 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 76.75% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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