Kingsbrook Lifecare Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Ashland, Kentucky. This facility received an excellent grade of A- overall. This is even better than the city grade of B+ in Ashland, which is also well above average. You really can not do much better than this nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Kingsbrook Lifecare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Ashland, Kentucky Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this facility earned an excellent inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our highest scores in that area with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive grades, this nursing home was given an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.18699 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our third area, this facility also received a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Our short-term care grade is generally used to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The next category we graded ended up being this nursing home's worst category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it a respectable grade of B- in nursing. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses were with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is not an impressive total. Finally, our nursing grades also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kingsbrook Lifecare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients which had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 8.85% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 90.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Ashland, KY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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