The Laurels of Goshen is a small nursing home located in Goshen, Indiana. Sporting an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most people. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a good fit for quite a few people. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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The Laurels of Goshen
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Bariatric Care
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses spend with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility really excelled in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. In our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our more favorable grades in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 87.94326 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the final area we looked at, we found that this nursing home received a solid government inspection report this year as well. It earned a decent score in inspections with a B-. Inspection grades are tied to many data points found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Laurels of Goshen Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Laurels of Goshen, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Laurels of Goshen, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Laurels of Goshen, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Laurels of Goshen, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Laurels of Goshen, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents which are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Laurels of Goshen, 14.48% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Laurels of Goshen, 91.03% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Laurels of Goshen, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Laurels of Goshen, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Laurels of Goshen, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Laurels of Goshen, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Laurels of Goshen, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks 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 The Laurels of Goshen, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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