Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk is the lone option located in Dunkirk, Indiana. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some decent marks. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
11563 W 300 S,
Dunkirk IN 47336
88.04% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for its inspection grade. This is far better than its overall grade. Our inspection scores are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a strong grade in long-term care. This nursing home earned a B+ in this category, which is one of our more favorable scores. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. Our nursing score is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care. We awarded it a C in that category. This is not a bad grade in this area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 14.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 91.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Miller's Merry Manor - Dunkirk, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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