Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized facility in Brodhead, Kentucky. With a terrible overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Brodhead. Nevertheless, this nursing home surprisingly performed well in our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.
Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a horrible overall score, we awarded it a grade of A- for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Even with this deficiency, this nursing home still received a relatively positive report.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable score is long-term care, but even there it received just a D in that area. This turns out to be a well below average grade. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.35391 percent of its patients, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another concern was the F this facility received in the area of short-term care. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is generally a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. As you might expect, we discovered that this facility offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The last area we rated was nursing. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in this area. Nursing ratings are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.85% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 90.04% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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