Hickory Creek at Columbus is one of only three facilities in Columbus, Indiana. With an overall rating of C, this is a decent nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. This facility didn't fare well in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Hickory Creek at Columbus
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's best category grade came in the category of inspections. In this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. It actually outperformed most facilities in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more favorable category scores came in the category of long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this area. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 83.62069 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be slightly lower than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third most favorable category we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a C. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
The last area we looked at was nursing, which turned out to be a low point for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a D in the area of nursing. The nursing score analyzes many subcategories, however, the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 14.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 91.03% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Many believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hickory Creek at Columbus, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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