With over 20 facilities to choose from located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Rural Health Care Center is one of many nursing homes here. It looks like this facility is a lower end nursing home. A grade in this range indicates we found a few red flags. This nursing home seems to have very little going for it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection reports. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Rural Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not very complementary of this facility's overall grade, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that category with a grade of A-. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that had too many severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the category of long-term care, this nursing home received just a D in this area. Sadly, this wound up being one of its better features. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were concerned by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated just 29.710144 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home just a D for our short-term care score. This is well below average in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. With a grade of this caliber in this category, we weren't stunned to learn this place was below average in two of the key staffing metrics we assess. The facility provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we considered the number of patients who ultimately 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 residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Turning to our fourth area, this facility really didn't perform well here either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this is just about as as uninspiring as it gets. Our nursing score is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these data points to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
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, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rural Health Care Center, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who suffered falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rural Health Care Center, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rural Health Care Center, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rural Health Care Center, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rural Health Care Center, 12.89% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rural Health Care Center, 91.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rural Health Care Center, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rural Health Care Center, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Rural Health Care Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rural Health Care Center, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand 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-plus
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