River's Bend Retirement Community is located in Kuttawa, Kentucky. With an overall score of A, this is without a doubt a first-rate nursing home. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.

Additional Details:

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Non profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also performed well in long-term care, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. After considering the impressive nursing care provided by this nursing home, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. The last statistic we assessed is the facility's hospitalization rate. We found that this facility had 2.36 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are mostly tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 4.8 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which was among the more impressive totals we found. Lastly, this nursing home also excelled in several quality-based metrics we looked at. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The next area we graded was short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a decent grade of B-. This actually was this nursing home's worst category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 32.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

River's Bend Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.

Provider
A+
2%
State
B-
8.54%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Provider
D
6.77%
State
B-
3.99%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
B
2.29%
State
B
3.04%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Provider
F
33.06%
State
B-
17.09%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
F
36.84%
State
C
27.76%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.75%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
90.84%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Provider
F
25.69%
State
B
16.12%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.

Provider
A
25.34%
State
B+
20.14%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
F
2.86
State
B-
1.9
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Provider
D
25.34
State
B-
20.14
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
B
9.92
State
B-
12.41
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
F
44.08%
State
B-
65.2%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Caldwell Medical Center 13.02 mi
100 Medical Center Drive Princeton Kentucky 42445
(270) 365-0300
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services, Inc 14.77 mi
131 Hospital Drive Salem Kentucky 42078
(270) 988-2299
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Crittenden Community Hospital 18.63 mi
520 West Gum Street Marion Kentucky 42064
(270) 965-1001
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Marshall County Hospital 18.73 mi
615 Old Symsonia Road Benton Kentucky 42025
(270) 527-4800
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Kuttawa Dialysis 0.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
95 Lakeshore Dr Kuttawa Kentucky 42055
(270) 388-0078
Fmc - Caldwell County Dialysis 14.32 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
401 S. Jefferson Street Princeton Kentucky 42445
(270) 365-7588