Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Phelps, Kentucky. It looks like this facility is a well below average nursing home. A grade of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. Based on our assessment, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this place. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A-. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a decent grade in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a B-. Our long-term care grades are more critical for folks in need of more traditional assistance related to personal care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.948715 percent of its patients. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's poor nursing grade where it received an F. There are a host of datapoints included in this grade. Most of the criteria relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is short-term care. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this area, which is a very poor grade. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With a score in this range for this category, we weren't surprised to find this nursing home was below average in multiple staffing metrics we looked at. In fact, it offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 1.7 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients which experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 8.14% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 89.73% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 21.86% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 21.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 13.2 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center, 72.02% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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