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 are also quite good.
Hale Kupuna Heritage Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care rating, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also was given an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.5122 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Tallying yet another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a score of A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. Although this facility had a few 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.
In our final area, this nursing home also was awarded a very strong nursing grade, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 5.65% 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, 2.15% 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, 2.54% 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, 8.93% 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, 7.57% 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, 1.47% 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, 97.19% 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, 11.27% 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, 21.75% 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, 0.91 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, 21.75 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, 75.81% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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