Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest is a large nursing home in Owensboro, Kentucky. With an overall score of B, this appears to be a very respectable facility. Based on all of the relevant data, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our best scores in that category, with an A. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information 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 some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care scores this year. Indeed, we gave it one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 94.30693 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care. For this category, we awarded this facility a B-. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is often a meaningful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 8.85% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 90.04% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Owensboro, KY
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Owensboro, Kentucky has 5 other nursing homes
- Owensboro Health Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.75 miles away1201 Pleasant Valley Road Owensboro Kentucky 42303Voluntary non-profit - Private(270) 417-2000