Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home located in Phelps, Kentucky. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. This place has some things going for it. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
60 Phillips Branch Road,
Phelps KY 41553
90% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A-. Our inspection ratings are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable score in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B in that category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 96.368034 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth category, this facility didn't fare very well. With a poor grade of F in short-term care, this was its worst area. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is more often than not a solid assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Given its grade in this category, we weren't stunned to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 8.23% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 89.41% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 13.87 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Health and Rehabilitation, 72.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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