Hickory Creek at Sunset is a small facility in Greencastle, Indiana. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most people. If you take a look at the other options in Greencastle, we are confident you will find this place to be a better option than most of the facilities in the city. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Hickory Creek at Sunset
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In that category, we gave it a grade of A. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Very few facilities performed more favorably in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.14286 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Finally, this nursing home 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
Turning to the third area, this nursing home also received a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Short-term care grades are generally employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The last area we graded was nursing, where this nursing home received a B-. Although this ended up being its lowest category score, this is still not a major area of concern. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this metric. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hickory Creek at Sunset Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who 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 protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 12.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 91.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hickory Creek at Sunset, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Greencastle, 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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