Rural Health Care Center is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The city has a multitude of options. With a really poor overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. This place didn't have much going for it. 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 facility's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Rural Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Rural Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Neither this place's overall grade nor its category grades gave us much to write home about. Its best category was long-term care, but even there we gave it a grade of just D. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the vaccine to just 26.506023 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
This facility didn't receive favorable government inspection reports in recent years. In fact, it received a grade of just D for its inspection grade, which was unfortunately its second best category. One of the most significant factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We would pay close attention to the level of severity of the deficiencies. This facility was assessed 9 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
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We were stunned to find that this facility also excelled in the area of nursing. We awarded it an D for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Nursing grades are largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is short-term care, which turned out to be a low point for this facility. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in the area of short-term care. Short-term care grades are commonly used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Considering its score in this category, we weren't surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rural Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rural Health Care Center, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rural Health Care Center, 0.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rural Health Care Center, 0.62% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rural Health Care Center, 22.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rural Health Care Center, 22.15% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rural Health Care Center, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rural Health Care Center, 63.25% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rural Health Care Center, 26.17% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rural Health Care Center, 25.19% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Rural Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rural Health Care Center, 25.19% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Indianapolis, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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