Laurels of Dekalb is located in Butler, Indiana. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our ratings, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Laurels of Dekalb
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
520 W Liberty St,
Butler IN 46721
87.02% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. Its inspection score was far better than its overall score. In the inspections category, we gave it a grade of A. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second most favorable area is its short-term care score, where it was given a B-. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. The nursing rating analyzes a handful of factors, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this category, which is a rock bottom grade. This is clearly a major concern. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.28316 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurels of Dekalb Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurels of Dekalb, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents 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
In Laurels of Dekalb, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurels of Dekalb, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurels of Dekalb, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurels of Dekalb, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurels of Dekalb, 12.89% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurels of Dekalb, 91.48% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurels of Dekalb, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurels of Dekalb, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Laurels of Dekalb, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laurels of Dekalb, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laurels of Dekalb, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This is 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 Laurels of Dekalb, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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