Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is located in Hilo, Hawaii. The city has a population of 46,165 people. This is an A rated facility. This facility was given one of the best grades that we offer. A score in this range requires excellent scores across the board. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 25 best nursing homes in Hawaii. This nursing home also received phenomenal ratings in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well overall, this facility received high marks in our short-term care rating as well. As a result, it received our highest grade in that category with an A+. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. There are a host of datapoints included in this category. Many of the criteria reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Hawaii in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving residents more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility was given a first-rate score of A in our long-term care category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 96.42857 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Lastly, this nursing home 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.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A-. This wrapped up a straight A report card for this facility. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 4.05% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents that have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 9.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 5.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 97.85% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 11.16% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 19.09% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 19.09% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 18.95% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 76.55% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Hilo, HI
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Hilo, Hawaii has 4 other nursing homes
- Hilo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.98 miles away1190 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo Hawaii 96720Government - State(808) 932-3000
- Hilo Dialysis2.22 miles away1384 Kinoole Street Big Island Hilo Hawaii 96720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (808) 935-3422