Kalakaua Gardens is one of many nursing home options to select from in Honolulu, Hawaii. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 7.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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In addition, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B-. Although this ended up being its lowest category grade, this is still not a terrible score. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.833336 percent of its residents, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kalakaua Gardens Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kalakaua Gardens, 5.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kalakaua Gardens, 2.15% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which experienced a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kalakaua Gardens, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kalakaua Gardens, 8.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kalakaua Gardens, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kalakaua Gardens, 1.47% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kalakaua Gardens, 97.19% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kalakaua Gardens, 11.27% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kalakaua Gardens, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kalakaua Gardens, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kalakaua Gardens, 7.15 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kalakaua Gardens, 75.81% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Honolulu, HI
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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