Life Care Center of Valparaiso is one of five facilities in Valparaiso, Indiana. Featuring an overall score of B, this facility is a great option. In fact, we found this facility to be better than the majority of the nursing homes in Valparaiso, which has a city grade of B-. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was long-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Life Care Center of Valparaiso
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a quality facility overall, this facility really excelled in our long-term care category, where it earned an impressive grade of A. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. We gave it an A for that area, which is one of our best scores. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area is its short-term care grade, where it received a B-. Our short-term care grades are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
The last area we rated was nursing, turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. This really was one of just a couple of weak links of an otherwise strong profile. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Valparaiso Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have had a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 12.38% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 91.56% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Valparaiso, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Valparaiso, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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