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Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly's website

208 West Twelfth Street,
London KY 40743

(606) 864-4155

85.31% estimated occupancy 1

Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly is located in London, Kentucky, a city with a population of 40,438 people. This facility received an A- overall, which is among the best ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Contributing to its strong assessment, this nursing home also was given an excellent long-term care grade, with a grade of A-. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 90.67461 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. When calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we graded is short-term care. This nursing home was given a strong short-term care rating this year, with a grade of B-. Although this wasn't quite as strong as many of its other scores, this remains a respectable rating in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is considered to be a solid measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of 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

Grade: C

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 8.14% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 89.73% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 15.62% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 21.86% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 21.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 13.2 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 72.02% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Jellico Medical Center, IncAcute Care Hospitals 11.66 miles away188 Hospital Lane Jellico Tennessee 37762Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 784-7252
  • Barbourville Arh HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.79 miles away80 Hospital Drive Barbourville Kentucky 40906Government - Local(606) 546-4175

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci - Corbin12.74 miles away132 Future Drive Corbin Kentucky 40701Dialysis Stations: 21 (606) 528-6006