Signature Healthcare of Spencer County is a nursing home located in Taylorsville, Kentucky, which has 14,292 people. This is a very good nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this facility's strong report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
Signature Healthcare of Spencer County
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
625 Taylorsville Rd,
Taylorsville KY 40071
64.25% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. 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
Adding to this nursing home's list of accomplishments, it also received a fine long-term care grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 95.47038 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Nursing scores are largely based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Kentucky in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B-. This actually ended up being this facility's least impressive category. This is still nothing to be ashamed of. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Spencer County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that had a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 8.23% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 89.41% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional 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 Spencer County, 15.8% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 15.8 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 13.87 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Spencer County, 72.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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