Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center is located in Hazard, Kentucky, a city with a population of 17,252 people. This facility is one of the best facilities we assessed. In fact, it received our most impressive grade. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
200 Veterans Drive,
Hazard KY 41701
62.66% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this facility received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not 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
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this facility excelled in our long-term care category. We gave them an elite grade of A+ in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of really impressive nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination records is as good as it gets as well. Indeed, it vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.42 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
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In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This place boasts a really impressive 5.2 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this place was also above average in several of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These datapoints are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care rating, with a grade of A-. This completed an elusive straight A profile. Our short-term care grades are critical for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this facility's strengths is that it offers more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses to each patient. This is really the gold standard in this area, as it's roughly 1.5 times higher than the typical place's level of registered nurse staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 9.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which have suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 2.7% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 15.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 28.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 7.9% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 91.16% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 15.59% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 21.85% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Paul E Patton Eastern Ky Veterans Center, 21.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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