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Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne's website

6006 Brandy Chase Cove,
Fort Wayne IN 46815

(260) 486-3001

94.14% estimated occupancy 1

Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne is an average-sized nursing home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a rock bottom overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. This place is about as bad as it gets. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received an F for its short-term care grade. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is considered to be a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation. With a score in this range for this category, we were not shocked to learn this facility was below average in the two key staffing figures we looked at. In fact, it provided substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 87.5 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The last category we rated is nursing, where this facility received a very poor score in this category as well. It received an F in this area, which is definitely somewhat alarming. Our nursing grade is largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home offered a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 12.89% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 91.48% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 15.74% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 15.7% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 11.29 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne, 73.78% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Scores for Fort Wayne, IN

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

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