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Prestonsburg Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Prestonsburg Health Care Center's website

147 North Highland Avenue,
Prestonsburg KY 41653

(606) 886-2378

79.46% estimated occupancy 1

Prestonsburg Health Care Center is located in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, a city with 11,451 people. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive ratings we offer. A score of this caliber requires superb marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. This place also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Kentucky badge

Top Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Kentucky badge

Best Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Kentucky Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Kentucky badge

Best Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Kentucky Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Unfortunately, it does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also was awarded a dominant short-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second most impressive category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A. Short-term care scores are meaningful for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a resident more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our final area, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate long-term care score, with a B+. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep 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 number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Prestonsburg Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 8.85% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 90.04% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Prestonsburg Health Care Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Highlands Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.84 miles away5000 Kentucky Route 321 Prestonsburg Kentucky 41653Proprietary(606) 886-8511
  • Arh Our Lady of the WayCritical Access Hospitals 6.36 miles away11203 Main Street Martin Kentucky 41649Voluntary non-profit - Private(606) 285-6400
  • Paul B Hall Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.28 miles away625 James S Trimble Boulevard Paintsville Kentucky 41240Proprietary(606) 789-3511
  • Mcdowell Arh HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.76 miles away9879 Kentucky Route 122 Mc Dowell Kentucky 41647Voluntary non-profit - Private(606) 377-3400
  • Pikeville Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.08 miles away911 Bypass Road Pikeville Kentucky 41501Voluntary non-profit - Private(606) 218-3500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Prestonsburg0.28 miles away61 Dewey Street Prestonsburg Kentucky 41653Dialysis Stations: 15 (606) 886-3893
  • Davita - Paintsville Dialysis8.33 miles away4750 Highway 321 South Hagerhill Kentucky 41222Dialysis Stations: 11 (606) 789-1101
  • Fmc - Paintsville9.82 miles away620 Jefferson Ave Paintsville Kentucky 41240Dialysis Stations: 16 (606) 789-2278
  • Fmc - Pikeville17.61 miles away146 Adams Lane Pikeville Kentucky 41501Dialysis Stations: 21 (606) 432-1707
  • Davita - Eastern Kentucky Dialysis18.96 miles away167 Weddington Branch Road Pikeville Kentucky 41501Dialysis Stations: 12 (606) 432-4477