Hale Makua - Kahului is located in Kahului, Hawaii. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the most elite facilities we found. A grade in this range requires excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the 25 best facilities in Hawaii. Keep reading to find this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Hale Makua - Kahului
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received an impressive grade of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more critical for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 7.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing score is primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.
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We awarded this facility an impressive grade of A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors 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 rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was this nursing home's weakest area. Nevertheless, even its weakest link would be a strength for many facilities. In fact, we awarded it a favorable grade of B for long-term care. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 92.22222 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hale Makua - Kahului Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 5.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 2.15% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 8.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 1.47% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 97.19% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 11.27% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 0.91 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 7.15 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hale Makua - Kahului, 75.81% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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