Located in Lufkin, Texas, Kennedy Health & Rehab is one of six nursing homes in this city. This facility was given an above average overall score of B, making it ranked among the top three nursing homes in the city. At the end of the day, this place is a solid choice for most people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Kennedy Health & Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor dings aren't the end of the world.
Building on its impressive profile, this facility also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we gave it an B for that category. In computing our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a decent grade in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is typically a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. We weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in that category. This is not a bad grade in this category. In determining our long-term care scores, we analyze the personal care offered to a facility's residents. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.55157 percent of its residents. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kennedy Health & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients which are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 4.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 94.64% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kennedy Health & Rehab, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Lufkin, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- 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-minus
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