Hale Kupuna Heritage Home is located in Koloa, Hawaii, a city with 5,190 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the top facilities we found. A score in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We can't find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which appear to be equally strong as its overall score.
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Hale Kupuna Heritage Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility excelled in inspections, where it received an A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a very impressive long-term care score. This actually ended up being its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 92.934784 percent of its patients. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a very strong short-term care score. Indeed, this is this nursing home's third strongest category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A-. Short-term care grades are often employed to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes 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. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last area we rated is nursing, where this nursing home received a grade of A-. This topped off a first-rate profile. Only a select few facilities earned an A- or higher in in each area we assessed. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hale Kupuna Heritage Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 5.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 1.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 10.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 8.69% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 1.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 95.43% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 13.21% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 18.67% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 1.11 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 18.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
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