Kahuku Medical Center is located in Kahuku, Hawaii. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all facilities in the country. We also wanted to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are offered. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 6 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Other

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 80 percent of its patients. This is slightly less than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-
Historical

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing score is mostly tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-
Historical

Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- for that category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+
Historical

Turning to the final category, this facility also excelled in the short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for this area. This rounded out a first-rate profile. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
A-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Kahuku Medical Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who had a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.98%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.84%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Provider
A+
5%
State
A-
8.46%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
F
40%
State
A-
1.11%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
D
90%
State
B
92.75%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Kahuku Medical Center 0.13 mi
56-117 Pualalea Street Kahuku Hawaii 96731
(808) 293-9221
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Wahiawa General Hospital 12.5 mi
128 Lehua Street Wahiawa Hawaii 96786
(808) 621-8411
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Dsi Wahiawa Dialysis Center 12.46 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
850 Kilani Avenue Wahiawa Hawaii 96786
(808) 621-5151
Liberty Dialysis Hawaii Mililani 14.5 mi
Dialysis Stations: 35
95-1105 Ainamakua Dr Mililani Hawaii 96789
(808) 626-6419