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Kahuku Medical Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-
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Kahuku Medical Center's website

56-117 Pualalea Street,
Kahuku HI 96731

98.33% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Kahuku Medical Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Kahuku Medical Center is a very-small hospital-based nursing home in Kahuku, Hawaii. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is among the highest scores that we offer. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive long-term care grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 80 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. In computing our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the final category, this nursing home also excelled in the short-term care category. We gave it a B+ for that category. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Our short-term care scores are important for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Kahuku Medical Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Kahuku Medical Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Kahuku Medical Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Kahuku Medical Center, 5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Kahuku Medical Center, 40% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Kahuku Medical Center, 90% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Kahuku Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.13 miles away56-117 Pualalea Street Kahuku Hawaii 96731Voluntary non-profit - Other(808) 293-9221
  • Wahiawa General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.5 miles away128 Lehua Street Wahiawa Hawaii 96786Voluntary non-profit - Private(808) 621-8411

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dsi Wahiawa Dialysis Center12.46 miles away850 Kilani Avenue Wahiawa Hawaii 96786CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (808) 621-5151
  • Liberty Dialysis Hawaii Mililani14.5 miles away95-1105 Ainamakua Dr Mililani Hawaii 96789Dialysis Stations: 35 (808) 626-6419