With an address in Loogootee, Indiana, Loogootee Nursing Center is one of a mere two facilities there. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires respectable marks in most areas. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Loogootee Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially would like to point out its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this area. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's above average category grades came in the area of short-term care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most important for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. When computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses are seeing patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Indiana in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In the category of long-term care, we analyze the quantity of services provided by a facility, rather than more sophisticated services. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.4375 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Loogootee Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 12.38% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 91.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Loogootee Nursing Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.