Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes is the only facility we identified in Ghent, Kentucky. Featuring an overall score of B-, this appears to be a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our assessment, this place is a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- 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
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless government inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility a grade of B in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.297874 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in computing our rating in this category. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a low total compared with most nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of D for the area of short-term care, rendering this the facility's weakest area. Short-term care grades are generally used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. We found that this place was subpar in many staffing metrics we focus on. In fact, it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 8.14% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 89.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 21.86% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 21.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 13.2 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellnes, 72.02% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.