Kingsbrook Lifecare Center is a senior living facility located in Ashland, Kentucky, which has a total of 40,470 people. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of the highest ratings we offer. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. This turned out to be better than many of the nursing homes in Ashland, which has a good selection of facilities. Keep reading to find this facility's category scores, which are also impressive. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Kingsbrook Lifecare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2500 State Route 5,
Ashland KY 41102
80.14% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility has earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. 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
Adding to its elite achievements in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to this nursing home's above average nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.73333 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly. The last datapoint we looked at was its hospitalization rate. While it had 2.55 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was middle of the road due to it having more complex patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its remarkable assessment, this facility also was awarded an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most important for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. This facility fared much better in the final metric we assessed in this area, which was the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in Kentucky in this metric with 59.9 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, less than half of the short-stay patients are able to return home.
The next area we scored was this nursing home's weakest category. Nevertheless, even its worst category would actually be a strength for most nursing homes. We awarded it an above average grade of B in nursing. Our nursing score is based on a handful of factors, however, the paramount one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provided 4.5 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an extremely impressive statistic which typically corresponds with higher quality care. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as good measures of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kingsbrook Lifecare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 9.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 2.7% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 15.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 28.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 7.9% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 91.16% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 15.59% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 21.85% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 21.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, 72.21% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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