Kensington Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is a middle of the road nursing home. You can definitely do worse than this place. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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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 - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in our short-term care rating. We gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest grades. This really boosted its profile. In our short-term care grade, we strive to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below the national average. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth area, this facility was awarded a respectable long-term care score of C. In calculating our long-term care grades, we look at the personal care received by a nursing home's patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 98.373985 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 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.
Kensington Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kensington Center, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kensington Center, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kensington Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kensington Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kensington Center, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kensington Center, 8.23% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kensington Center, 89.41% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kensington Center, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kensington Center, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Kensington Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kensington Center, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kensington Center, 13.87 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kensington Center, 72.54% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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