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. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection reports. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
Life Care Center of Rochester
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
827 W 13th St,
Rochester IN 46975
43.9% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- 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
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this place a terrible overall score, we gave it a B for our inspections rating. This is the result of the facility receiving a quality government inspection report this year. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. 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
We were also stunned to learn that this facility received a somewhat respectable short-term care score this year. We awarded it a grade of B- in that area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is considered to be a solid assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Does this page answer your questions about Life Care Center of Rochester?
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the skill levels of those nurses. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this place's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in that area. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinates 97.59615 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, 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.
Life Care Center of Rochester Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 12.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 91.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 15.7 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
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 11.29 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
In Life Care Center of Rochester, 73.78% 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.
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