Spring Creek Health Care is a facility located in Murray, Kentucky, a city with 29,655 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable scores. At the end of the day, this nursing home would be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its strong inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Spring Creek Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
This facility's second best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. We looked at the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third highest category we awarded this nursing home in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, we awarded this facility a grade of D in long-term care. This was the facility's least impressive category score. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to only 53.13352 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Spring Creek Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Spring Creek Health Care, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Spring Creek Health Care, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Spring Creek Health Care, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Spring Creek Health Care, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Spring Creek Health Care, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Spring Creek Health Care, 8.85% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Spring Creek Health Care, 90.04% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Spring Creek Health Care, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Spring Creek Health Care, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Spring Creek Health Care, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Spring Creek Health Care, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Spring Creek Health Care, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Spring Creek Health Care, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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