Metcalfe Health Care Center is located in Edmonton, Kentucky, a city with 7,026 people. This facility received a concerning overall grade of D in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Edmonton. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Metcalfe Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Metcalfe Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we gave it a B- for inspections. This score is more respectable than this facility's overall grade. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. It does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are seeing residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat concerning figure which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category is short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack score in this category. Short-term care grades are often used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services To provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable long-term care score of B-. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinates 98.723404 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Metcalfe Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 8.14% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 89.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 21.86% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 21.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 13.2 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Metcalfe Health Care Center, 72.02% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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