Simmons Loving Care Health Facility is one of just three available facilities located in Gary, Indiana. Sporting an overall rating of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. This facility seems to have a few things working in its favor. The best part of this place's profile was is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 46 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

To go along with its decent overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Another one of this facility's higher category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is often a reliable measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Another concern was the F this facility was given in the category of long-term care. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 86.56716 percent of its residents. This is quite a bit below what we expected. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best feature in this category.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Moving on the last category of inspections, this nursing home did not fare well. It received an F in this category. This ended up really pulling this nursing home's overall score down as we heavily weight this category. With facilities that received this bad of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility was assessed one category L deficiency, which is the most severe category of deficiencies. This category means CMS found a widespread deficiency putting resident safety or health in immediate jeopardy. Even a single deficiency in this category can drag a nursing home's inspection score down. Lastly, we also want to point out that this place was assessed significant government fines of more than $50,000. This usually means that government inspectors became fed up after several years of failed government inspections.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Simmons Loving Care Health Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of a facility's nursing care quality.

Provider
B+
6.25%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
B-
2.99%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
19.64%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
D
31.34%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
D
89.71%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a patient's health.

Provider
B-
16.42%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Provider
A+
28.5%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
F
28.5
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

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Dialysis Stations: 24
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Fmc - Griffith 5.96 mi
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