Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center is a senior living facility located in Tell City, Indiana, a city with a population of 10,932 people. This facility received an overall grade of C, which is a respectable rating. In our view, this place is a good fit for quite a few people. This nursing home did not excel in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories is available below.
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Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. This place received 11 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
The second highest area we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The question is whether this adversely impacted quality of care. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. The nursing grade weighs a handful of factors, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below the national average. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 0.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 5.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to 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 Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 0.47% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients that have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 27.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 37.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 33.52% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 100% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 8.37% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 11.39% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 11.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 24.11% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brickyard Healthcare - Lincoln Hills Care Center, 76.65% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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