Masonic Home of Louisville is a senior living facility in Masonic Home, Kentucky, a city with a total of 286 people. Featuring an overall score of A-, this nursing home is among the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are also quite good.
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Masonic Home of Louisville
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It does not appear that we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end resume, this nursing home also was awarded a superb short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a impressive long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being this facility's third strongest category score. In that area, this facility received a grade of A-. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 71.299095 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next area we looked at is nursing, in which this nursing home received a B. Although this turned out to be its poorest category rating, this is nevertheless an impressive rating. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Masonic Home of Louisville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 8.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 89.41% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 13.87 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 72.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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