Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center is a facility located in Athens, Ohio, which has a total of 34,122 people. Featuring an overall score of B, this facility is a very good choice. You can definitely do much worse than this place. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this facility also earned a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is more often than not a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care. This facility was awarded an above average long-term care grade, with a B in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next category we scored is nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. Our nursing rating includes a handful of subcategories, however, the main one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a somewhat concerning figure which is well below average. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this statistic.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 20.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 90.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 12 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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