Sanders Ridge Health Campus is a facility in Mount Washington, Kentucky, which has a population of 19,345 people. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of the top grades we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. Based on the data we reviewed, you can not go wrong with this facility. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Sanders Ridge Health Campus
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Top Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Mount Washington, Kentucky Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this facility also received nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive scores, this nursing home received an excellent short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in that category. In forming our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 97.70992 percent of its residents. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next category we analyzed is nursing. We awarded this nursing home one of our more favorable grades in this category, with a grade of B. Although this is not as strong as many of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless an excellent grade. The nursing category includes several subcategories, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sanders Ridge Health Campus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who had a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 8.85% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 90.04% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sanders Ridge Health Campus, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.