Hammond-Whiting Care Center is located in Whiting, Indiana, a city with a population of 12,258 people. Our rating system was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Whiting. Finally, inspections was the lone shining light in this nursing home's profile. You can find more information on this category below.

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 80 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
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Historical

While this nursing home's overall score was as bad as it gets, it fared pretty well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid places that had too many severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
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Moving on to the area of long-term care, this nursing home received a grade of just D in this area. As it turns out, this proved to be its second best grade. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. We found that this facility fared much worse with 3.49 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this statistic is more than double the national average.

Nurse Quality

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Historical

This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. In computing our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home offered just 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. In addition to receiving below average scores for total nursing hours, this place was a bit less impressive in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and found that this facility was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this metric. This is a bad sign when you consider that so many bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, this statistic pulled down this nursing home's nursing rating significantly.

Short-term Care Quality

D
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The last area we assessed was short-term care, which proved to be this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this category. Short-term care grades are often used to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. It looks like this facility was subpar in many staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 33.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Hammond-Whiting Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
8.04%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A
0.82%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
A
0.41%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
19.17%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
17.87%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
A
100%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A
9.79%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
C
12.23%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Provider
F
2.85
State
B
1.61
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A-
12.23
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
6.03
State
B
10.32
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
D
58.56%
State
B-
65.99%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

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Dialysis Stations: 9
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Dialysis Stations: 25
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Dialysis Stations: 24
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Dialysis Stations: 29
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