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Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown's website

1117 Woodland Drive,
Elizabethtown KY 42701

(270) 769-2363

76.6% estimated occupancy 1

Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown is a nursing home located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, which has 48,194 people. Sporting an overall score of B, we scored this nursing home as one of the three highest graded nursing homes in the city. Overall grades in this range are a good indication of a quality facility. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't 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

Grade: B

An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it received a favorable long-term care score. Indeed, this proved to be its second best category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded it one of our stronger scores in that category, with a score of B. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The final category we analyzed was nursing. We gave it a C in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of time the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, while this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 8.85% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 90.04% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 15.42% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 20.17% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 13.78 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare at Elizabethtown, 72.12% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Elizabethtown, KY

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Elizabethtown, Kentucky has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hardin Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.45 miles away913 North Dixie Avenue Elizabethtown Kentucky 42701Government - Local(270) 737-1212

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - of Hardin County0.84 miles away1324 Woodland Drive, Ste B Elizabethtown Kentucky 42701Dialysis Stations: 13 (270) 763-0396
  • Davita - Dialysis of Central Kentucky2.33 miles away2807 Ring Road Elizabethtown Kentucky 42702Dialysis Stations: 29 (270) 735-1883
  • Davita - Radcliff Dialysis9.18 miles away180 East Lincoln Trail Blvd Radcliff Kentucky 40160Dialysis Stations: 12 (270) 352-2252
  • Fmc-Nak Radcliff, LLC9.43 miles away211 E Lincoln Trail Blvd Radcliff Kentucky 40160Dialysis Stations: 13 (270) 352-2555