Life Care Center of Lagrange is a facility in Lagrange, Indiana, which has a total of 12,039 people. This is a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. You could certainly do worse than this nursing home. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Life Care Center of Lagrange
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with an A. This is a much better grade than the place's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 10 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.181816 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next best area we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a solid measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. We weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
The last category we looked at is nursing. In this category, we gave this facility a C. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our rating in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Lagrange Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 12.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 91.56% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Some believe that mobility is important for patients health.
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Lagrange, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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