Little Sisters of the Poor is a small non-profit facility located in Louisville, Kentucky. With an overall rating of A+, we deemed this facility as ranked among the top three facilities in the city. An overall score in this range is a reliable indicator of a high-end facility. In spite of Louisville offering 41 other nursing homes available, this nursing home stood out as a fine choice. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary report card is its long-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
Little Sisters of the Poor
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
15 Audubon Plaza Drive,
Louisville KY 40217
97.42% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 95.90164 percent of its residents, which is higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. With 1.84 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home is close to average in this area.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Nursing scores are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by both of these statistics. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in the state in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Another quality feature of this facility is its inspection score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a score of A. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, this nursing home was given a highly favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is typically a solid assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. This facility provides more services with registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we looked at. This is generally a great sign. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Little Sisters of the Poor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 9.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 2.7% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 15.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 28.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 7.9% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 91.16% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 15.59% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 21.85% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 21.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Scores for Louisville, KY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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