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 B, this nursing home is a very good choice. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Masonic Home of Louisville
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we awarded it an A+. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. For residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 52.32877 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is slightly less than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. Our short-term care grade is generally used to assess a facility's rehabilitation services To have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This nursing home's worst area is nursing, which is the last category we scored. For this category, we gave this nursing home a D. The nursing rating considers a host of subcategories. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. 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 looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 8.85% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 90.04% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Masonic Home of Louisville, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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