Hale Makua Health Services is the sole option located in Wailuku, Hawaii. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. Based on our analysis, this facility is simply as good as it gets. As you can see below, this facility also performed just fine in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Hale Makua Health Services
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.2278 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility has earned near flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing grade weighs several components, however, the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 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 nursing home 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 often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home received a strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that category, topping off one of our finer profiles. Our short-term care scores are critical for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hale Makua Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hale Makua Health Services, 5.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hale Makua Health Services, 2.15% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hale Makua Health Services, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hale Makua Health Services, 8.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hale Makua Health Services, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hale Makua Health Services, 1.47% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hale Makua Health Services, 97.19% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hale Makua Health Services, 11.27% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hale Makua Health Services, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Hale Makua Health Services, 0.91 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hale Makua Health Services, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hale Makua Health Services, 7.15 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hale Makua Health Services, 75.81% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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