Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital is located in Waimea, Hawaii, a city with a total of 1,881 people. This facility is among the highest-graded facilities we found. In fact, it received our absolute highest grade. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.

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Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 20 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also found that this nursing home excelled in long-term care. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to considering the impressive level of care provided by nurses and other staff at this facility, we also were happy with the nursing home's vaccination record. By way of example, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

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

Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing score is mostly associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 4.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the highest figures we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. With below 5 percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area tend to have very 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-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: BMar 20: BApr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Turning to the last area, this facility also excelled in the short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that category. This topped off a straight A report card. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One reason for this place's strong grade in this area is that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than the typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found 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:
A+
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

Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
4.27%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
F
9.62%
State
B+
2.98%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.84%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
19.23%
State
A-
8.46%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A
8.74%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.11%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
C
95%
State
B
92.75%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B-
15.38%
State
A-
11.79%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
F
7.79%
State
B+
19.98%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
A+
7.79
State
B-
19.98
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital 0 mi
4643 Waimea Canyon Drive Waimea Hawaii 96796
(808) 338-9431
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - State
Wilcox Memorial Hospital 19.05 mi
3-3420 Kuhio Highway Lihue Hawaii 96766
(808) 245-1103
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Federal

Nearby Dialysis

West Kauai Dialysis 2.37 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
4643 a Waimea Canyon Road Waimea Hawaii 96796
(808) 338-1100
Kauai Dialysis Facility 19.12 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
3224 Elua Street Lihue Hawaii 96766
(808) 245-3770