Note: Data for Lyons Health and Living Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Lyons Health and Living Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lyons, Indiana. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. At the end of the day, this place would be a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 82 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+
Historical

The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave it a grade of A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: B
Historical

This nursing home also received a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B in that category, which is one of our better scores. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also factored a few quality measures into our nursing grades. This place was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: B-Apr 19: B-
Historical

This nursing home's next highest category is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more meaningful for people requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 37.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: C
Historical

Our final area is long-term care, where we gave this facility a C in this category. Long-term care scores are crucial for prospective residents seeking personal care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.51852 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, this nursing home's hospitalization rate was less favorable. Here we found that this facility had 2.65 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Lyons Health and Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
D
11.54%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.

Provider
B-
3.7%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.

Provider
A-
10.08%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A-
14.73%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Provider
C
5.31%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
B
98.15%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
D
22.83%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
A-
21.41%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
D
2.45
State
B
1.61
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
C
21.41
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
10.39
State
B
10.32
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
63.92%
State
B-
65.99%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better