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Life Care Center of Rochester

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Life Care Center of Rochester's website

827 W 13th St,
Rochester IN 46975

(574) 223-4331

45.39% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Rochester is a large non-profit facility in Rochester, Indiana. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel overall grade based on the data we assessed. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Rochester. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This particular nursing home received 10 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Remarkably, we gave this facility a grade of C for its short-term care score, which is not a bad grade. With our short-term care grade, we endeavor to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its nursing grade. We weighed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in computing our score in this area. This facility averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we rated was long-term care, in which this facility was given a very poor grade here also. Sadly, it received an F for this area, which is definitely a major disappointment. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.46154 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Life Care Center of Rochester Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 12.38% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 91.56% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 16.12% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 17.5% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 11.23 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Rochester, 73.53% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Woodlawn HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.6 miles away1400 E 9th St Rochester Indiana 46975Government - Local(574) 223-3141
  • Pulaski Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.12 miles away616 E 13th St Winamac Indiana 46996Voluntary non-profit - Other(574) 946-2100
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center - PlymouthAcute Care Hospitals 19.71 miles away1915 Lake Ave Plymouth Indiana 46563Voluntary non-profit - Church(574) 948-4000