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Simmons Loving Care Health Facility

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  • Adult Day Care

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Simmons Loving Care Health Facility's website

700 E 21st Ave,
Gary IN 46407

(219) 882-2563

45.86% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Simmons Loving Care Health Facility has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Simmons Loving Care Health Facility is a small non-profit nursing home located in Gary, Indiana. This nursing home was given an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. Based on our assessment, you would be better off to avoid of this place. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. We scrutinized the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility also didn't perform poorly in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we gave it a B- in that category, which ended up being among its better scores. In crafting our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home ended up receiving a a terrible grade in our long-term care area. It received an F in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated just 22.826084 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

In our final category of inspections, this nursing home received an abysmal grade. We weight this grade more heavily than our other categories. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection rating. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This particular facility was hit with one category L deficiency, which is the most serious category of deficiencies. This category indicates inspectors found a widespread deficiency placing patient health or safety in imminent jeopardy. Even a single deficiency in this category can drag a nursing home's inspection grade down. We are also concerned by the fact that this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Simmons Loving Care Health Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 7.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 4.35% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percent of long-term care residents which sustained falls resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 42.19% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 42.86% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 1.35% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 37.55% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 29.49% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 35.17% of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Simmons Loving Care Health Facility, 35.17% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

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