Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home located in Parker City, Indiana, a city with 2,845 people. Featuring an overall score of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. The nursing grade analyzes many subcategories, however, the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is short-term care. We awarded this facility one of our higher scores in that category, with a grade of B. This nursing home ended up being strong across the board. With our short-term care category, we try to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 12.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 91.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Parker Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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