Located in Lufkin, Texas, Kennedy Health & Rehab is one of four nursing homes in this city. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a good fit for most people. We were also pleased to discover that this place was consistent in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Kennedy Health & Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in that area, with an A-. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor dings are not something to panic about.
This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of B- in this category. In calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, while this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this metric.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next most favorable category score in the category of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.48485 percent of its residents. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C in short-term care, which is generally an acceptable grade. Our short-term care grades are probably most meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kennedy Health & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents which suffered falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents that suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates 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 only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 4.84% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 93.69% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Scores for Lufkin, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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