Great Lakes Healthcare Center is a large facility in Dyer, Indiana. We gave this nursing home an alarming overall grade based on the data we assessed. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Dyer. The city has just one other nursing home. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Great Lakes Healthcare 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 - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We really could not find anything positive to say about this facility. It received a grade of just D in the area of short-term care. Unfortunately, this ended up being its best category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is generally a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Considering its poor score in this area, we were not stunned to learn this facility provides far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The last measure we considered in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
Unfortunately, this nursing home earned an F for its inspection grade. This is a very important category. Grades in this range generally point to some red flags on the nursing home's inspection reports. For facilities with poor inspection scores, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This particular facility was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed large government fines of more than $100,000. This generally signifies that a nursing home'sbad performance has been an issue for multiple years.
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This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. The nursing rating includes numerous factors. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is a very poor grade. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this facility provided the vaccine to only 65 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Great Lakes Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 12.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 2.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 0.32% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 5.68% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 20.19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 41.22% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 67.44% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 9.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 2.94% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 2.94% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 8.06% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Great Lakes Healthcare Center, 96.67% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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