Hickory Creek at Greensburg is in Greensburg, Indiana, a city with 20,832 people. Sporting an overall grade of B, this looks like a good facility. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
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Hickory Creek at Greensburg
- 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
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Best Nursing Home in Greensburg, Indiana Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically 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. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 94.50549 percent of its patients, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. Our short-term care ratings are crucial for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The next category we graded was nursing. We gave it a C in that area. This is a fair grade in this area. Nursing grades are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hickory Creek at Greensburg Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 19.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 4.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 37.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 9.41% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 97.25% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 22.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 9.91% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 9.91% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hickory Creek at Greensburg, 89.36% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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