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Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

208 West Twelfth Street,
London KY 40743

(606) 864-4155

84.37% estimated occupancy 1

Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly is located in London, Kentucky, a city with a population of 40,438 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Kentucky. Keep reading to see this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is 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

Awards

Best Nursing Home in London, Kentucky badge

Best Nursing Home in London, Kentucky Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also want to note the fact that this facility was given an impressive grade of A- in our long-term care category. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 92.68775 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat lower than we expected but still a respectable figure. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our final category, this nursing home also was given a first-rate short-term care grade, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up an elite profile. Short-term care grades are typically used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 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 18Sep 22

Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 8.85% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 90.04% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 15.42% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 20.17% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 13.78 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly, 72.12% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.

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