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Life Care Center of Hilo

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Life Care Center of Hilo's website

944 West Kawailani Street,
Hilo HI 96720

(808) 959-9151

76.66% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Hilo is one of five facilities in Hilo, Hawaii. With an overall score of A, this is without a doubt a first-rate facility. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the country. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Meal Delivery
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this facility also performed well in our short-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in the area. Our short-term care grades are likely most important for individuals in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing score features a variety of datapoints. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The last area we rated was long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This completed a very strong report card. Not many facilities earned a B+ or better in every single category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.860725 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Life Care Center of Hilo Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 5.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 2.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 9.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 1.5% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 97.18% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 11.05% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 19.95% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 0.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 19.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 6.55 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Hilo, 78.07% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Hilo, HI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Hilo, Hawaii has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hilo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.94 miles away1190 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo Hawaii 96720Government - State(808) 932-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Hilo Dialysis1.77 miles away1384 Kinoole Street Big Island Hilo Hawaii 96720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (808) 935-3422