Helmwood Healthcare Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this is a solid nursing home. Based on our analysis, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Helmwood Healthcare Center
- 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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this nursing home a B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more impressive scores. For patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 83.61582 percent of its residents, which is a few points lower than we anticipated. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care, which was this facility's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this category. Unfortunately, this score pulled down the facility's overall grade a bit. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. In this facility's case, it looks like it provides fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Helmwood Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which experienced a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 8.23% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 89.41% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 13.87 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Helmwood Healthcare Center, 72.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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