Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Angola, Indiana. This nursing home was given an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. As far as we can see, you would be better off to steer clear of this facility. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was long-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, we did not have any positive things to say about this nursing home's overall score or its category grades. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still performed relatively poorly. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 99.57265 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. We looked at the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in determining our score in this category. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development was the F this facility received in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more critical for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Based on its score in this area, we weren't stunned to discover that this place is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the data we assessed. Honestly, this was about what we expected to find. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.2 percent of its residents returning home.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this facility received an F here. We would advise paying special attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection rating. We recommend you scrutinize the severity of those deficiencies. Tragically, this nursing home was hit with one category L deficiency. This type of deficiency indicates widespread threats to resident safety or health. This type of deficiency is very damaging to a nursing home's inspection grade. Lastly, we also want to point out that this facility received large government fines in recent years totaling more than $100,000. This generally indicates that a facility's poor track record has been an issue for several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents who sustained falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have suffered from UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 91.56% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Northern Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.