Signature Healthcare of Georgetown is a facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. This city has a population of 41,342 people. Sporting an overall rating of C, this is likely a solid facility. Based on our assessment, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. This place did not excel in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Signature Healthcare of Georgetown
- 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 - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors 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 shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's better category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. It actually outperformed most facilities in this category. In computing our short-term care scores, we look at a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is more often than not a meaningful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing grade. We gave this nursing home a score of D. The nursing rating includes a handful of datapoints, however, the most important one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. With just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care, which turned out to be a weak spot for this nursing home. We awarded this facility a grade of just D for our long-term care category. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 94.210526 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Georgetown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 16.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 8.14% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 89.73% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 15.62% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 21.86% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 21.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 13.2 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, 72.02% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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