Kokomo Healthcare Center is located in Kokomo, Indiana. We gave this facility an alarming overall grade based on the data we looked at. This place is about as bad as it gets. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Kokomo Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
429 W Lincoln Rd,
Kokomo IN 46902
81.25% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Kokomo Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
Registered Staff Hours
We were not able to award this place any respectable scores. We wanted to note that we gave it an F for its inspection rating. An F in this area is particularly troublesome because it usually points to red flags on the facility's inspections. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection rating, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This particular facility was hit with 6 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note that this facility was given an F for its short-term care score. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Considering its grade in this category, we were not surprised to discover that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the data we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. When determining a facility's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care. We gave it an F for this area, which is a poor score. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.4 percent of its patients. This is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kokomo Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from 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 patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 12.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 91.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kokomo Healthcare Center, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Kokomo, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Kokomo, Indiana has 5 other nursing homes
- Community Howard Regional Health IncAcute Care Hospitals 0.73 miles away3500 S Lafountain St Kokomo Indiana 46902Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 776-8000
- St Vincent KokomoAcute Care Hospitals 2.45 miles away1907 W Sycamore St Kokomo Indiana 46904Voluntary non-profit - Church(765) 452-5611
- Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital IncCritical Access Hospitals 13.57 miles away1000 S Main St Tipton Indiana 46072Voluntary non-profit - Other(765) 675-8500
- St Vincent Mercy HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.64 miles away1331 S a St Elwood Indiana 46036Voluntary non-profit - Church(765) 552-4743
- Us Renal Care Kokomo Dialysis1.01 miles away3760 S. Reed Road Kokomo Indiana 46902Dialysis Stations: 15 (765) 864-1669
- Fmc - Kokomo1.55 miles away2350 S Dixon Road, Ste 450 Kokomo Indiana 46902CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (765) 453-0052