With an address in Connersville, Indiana, Hickory Creek at Connersville is one of only three available facilities in this city. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some solid scores. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
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Hickory Creek at Connersville
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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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory 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 earned an elite inspection grade. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. Inspection scores are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A couple relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable area ended up being short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. The nursing grade is based on many components, however, the main 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. Lastly, although this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this statistic.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is long-term care, proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a D in that category. This really is one of the couple of dings of a quality report card. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 94.354836 percent of its patients, which is a very solid datapoint. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hickory Creek at Connersville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 14.48% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 91.03% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hickory Creek at Connersville, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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