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Simmons Loving Care Health Facility

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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700 E 21st Ave,
Gary IN 46407

(219) 882-2563

44.34% estimated occupancy 1

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 actually turned out to be the best nursing home in Gary. The best part of this place's profile was its exemplary nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of earning a great overall grade, this nursing home really excelled in nursing, where it received an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. When determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's more favorable category scores came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B. Our short-term care grade is often employed to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the category of long-term care, this nursing home was awarded a grade of just D in that area. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated just 7.228914 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Turning our last category of inspections, this nursing home received a grade that's as bad as it gets. Unfortunately, with an F in the inspection category, this nursing home's overall grade was adversely affected. For nursing homes that received this poor of an inspection score, we would scrutinize any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home had a category L deficiency, which is the worst possible category of deficiencies. This means CMS identified a widespread deficiency putting patient safety or health in immediate danger. Even a single deficiency of this severity will really pull a nursing home's inspection grade down. Lastly, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received large government fines in recent years of over $100,000. This generally means that a nursing home's poor track record spanned more than one year.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Simmons Loving Care Health Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 1.95% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 12.55% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 91.52% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 16.15% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 17.47% Percentage of Residents

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 17.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Methodist Hospitals IncAcute Care Hospitals 2 miles away600 Grant St Gary Indiana 46402Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 886-4000
  • St Mary Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 5.87 miles away1500 S Lake Park Ave Hobart Indiana 46342Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 942-0551
  • St Catherine Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 7.23 miles away4321 Fir St East Chicago Indiana 46312Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 392-7004
  • Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.44 miles away901 Macarthur Blvd Munster Indiana 46321Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 836-1600
  • Franciscan Health MunsterAcute Care Hospitals 9.99 miles away701 Superior Ave Munster Indiana 46321Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 922-4200
  • Franciscan Health HammondAcute Care Hospitals 10.27 miles away5454 Hohman Ave Hammond Indiana 46320Voluntary non-profit - Church(219) 932-2300
  • Franciscan Health DyerAcute Care Hospitals 11.78 miles away24 Joliet St Dyer Indiana 46311Voluntary non-profit - Church(219) 865-2141
  • Franciscan Health Crown PointAcute Care Hospitals 12.88 miles away1201 S Main St Crown Point Indiana 46307Voluntary non-profit - Church(219) 757-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • The Dialysis Center of Gary LLC1.63 miles away1705 W. 25th Ave, Suite 101 Gary Indiana 46404Dialysis Stations: 21 (219) 944-0749
  • Fmc - Gary Dialysis1.99 miles away3290 Grant Street Gary Indiana 46408CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (219) 980-2860
  • Davita - Gary3.44 miles away4802 Broadway Gary Indiana 46408CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 40 (219) 887-1199
  • Merrillville North Dialysis Center5.02 miles away6059 Broadway Merrillville Indiana 46410CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (219) 980-1090
  • Fmc - Hobart5.44 miles away1330 S. Wisconsin Street Hobart Indiana 46342CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (219) 947-9289
  • Fmc - Griffith5.96 miles away926 N. Broad Street Griffith Indiana 46319Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 838-7777
  • Dialysis Center of Portage LLC7.07 miles away5615 Us Highway 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 762-4848
  • Davita - East Chicago7.31 miles away4320 Fir Street Suite 404 East Chicago Indiana 46312Dialysis Stations: 12 (219) 397-1199

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