Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center is a senior living facility in Oskaloosa, Kansas. The city has a total of 2,636 people. Featuring an overall rating of C, this looks like a solid facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse places out there. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's inspection grade exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a B+ in this area, which is one of our better grades. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive long-term care score. Indeed, we gave them a B in that category, which happens to be one of our better. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 87.66234 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a bit lower than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable category ended up being short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The critical question is whether this adversely affected quality of care. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
The next area we assessed is nursing, which was this nursing home's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a D in that area. The nursing score analyzes many factors, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, this place's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients which are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 5.98% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 91.04% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab Center, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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