Hickory Creek at Columbus is one of five facilities in Columbus, Indiana. With an overall score of B-, this appears to be a respectable nursing home. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Columbus. This place is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Hickory Creek at Columbus
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of having a decent overall grade, we also would like to point out that this place received favorable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in this area, with a B+. This is a notably better score than the nursing home's overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility a B in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our better scores. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 89.189186 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly below what we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack score in this area. In computing our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is often a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
The next area we graded was nursing. We awarded it a C in this area. This is a decent grade in this category. Our nursing score assesses a handful of components, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hickory Creek at Columbus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term residents that suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 12.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 91.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Columbus, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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