With an address in Lufkin, Texas, Kennedy Health & Rehab is one of six available facilities there. This facility was given an extremely poor overall score based on the data we looked at. Lufkin received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth considering. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

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For profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: DApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

We were also stunned to discover that this facility earned a solid long-term care rating this year. We gave it a grade of C in that category. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.17314 percent of its residents. The last datapoint we assessed is the nursing home's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this place had 3.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this figure is somewhat concerning, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to the medical complexity of patients.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home also didn't perform terribly in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is another one its better scores. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses commit to residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This place provides 3.2 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Although this place didn't have as many nursing hours as many other nursing homes we looked at, it was still better than average in the area of avoiding major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home really didn't fare well here either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 29.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
C
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

Kennedy Health & Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
B+
5.71%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B
3.18%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B+
1.47%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B-
16%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
C
26.67%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of quality of care.

Provider
B
1.57%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Provider
B+
98.59%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B-
16.03%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A-
21.57%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Provider
F
3.02
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
C
21.57
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.

Provider
B-
11.54
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Woodland Heights Medical Center 0.71 mi
505 South John Redditt Drive Lufkin Texas 75904
(936) 634-8311
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Chi St Lukes Health Memorial Lufkin 1.13 mi
1201 West Frank Street Lufkin Texas 75901
(936) 634-8111
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Lufkin Dialysis Center 0.06 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
700 S John Redditt Drive Lufkin Texas 75904
(936) 634-2224
Sng Lufkin Dialysis Center 0.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
1520 West Frank Ave Lufkin Texas 75904
(936) 238-3583
I Dialysis, LLC 10.28 mi
Dialysis Stations: 1
8760 Us Hwy 59 South Nacogdoches Texas 75964
(936) 715-0777