Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center is a nursing home in Horse Cave, Kentucky, a city with 5,245 people. It looks like this is a very good facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. Based on our ratings, this place looks like a good fit for most people. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- 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
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this category. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.84543 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. In determining these short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next area we rated was nursing. We gave this facility an acceptable score in this category, with a C. While this wasn't as high as many of this facility's other grades, it is still nothing to be ashamed of. When computing a facility's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses commit to residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, while this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this metric.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents which sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 8.85% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 90.04% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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