Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Corbin, Kentucky, which has 29,497 people. Sporting an overall rating of C, this is a decent nursing home. In our view, this facility would be a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1245 American Greeting Road,
Corbin KY 40702
66.91% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Without all of the information regarding deficiencies for this nursing home, it ended up being challenging to evaluate the place in terms of this category.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a middle of the pack score in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. In computing our long-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.03846 percent of its residents. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Although it had 1.95 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than most facilities due to it having more complex patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of short-term care, this facility was awarded a grade of just D in this category. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This nursing home did not fare well here either. We found that just 46.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The next area we scored is nursing. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category, which is a rock bottom grade. This is certainly a significant concern. We scrutinized the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home averages 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below the national average. On top of being below average in nursing hours per resident, this place also had poor marks in the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This place was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in both of these statistics. This is a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. These statistics helped pull down this facility's nursing rating quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.7% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 28.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 7.9% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 91.16% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.59% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.85% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hirest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.21% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Corbin, KY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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