Preton Health & Rehab Center is located in Princeton, Kentucky, a city with a total of 11,331 people. This nursing home was given an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. Based on our ratings, this nursing home likely isn't a good fit for anyone. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Preton Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Preton Health & Rehab Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't fare too badly in the area of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a grade of C for that category, which turned out to be another one of its higher scores. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated just 55.555557 percent of its patients against pneumonia. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Our nursing score considers a number of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This place averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. This nursing home received a very poor grade of F in this category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Based on its score in this category, we weren't surprised to discover that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was about what we expected here. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.6 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Preton Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 8.85% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 90.04% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Preton Health & Rehab Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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