Spring Mill Health Campus is one of only three available facilities in Merrillville, Indiana. With an overall score of B+, we graded this nursing home to be the highest rated facility in Merrillville. Overall scores in this range are a reliable indication of a solid facility. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 53 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Individual

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home an A for our nursing rating. There are many factors within this area. Most of these factors relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 5.9 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This was one of the higher totals we found. In addition, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics are impressive. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls leading to serious injury, this nursing home performed as well as any nursing home Indiana. Avoiding major falls is generally an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses and better safety protocols are employed.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
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This facility really excelled in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more critical for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it supplied about 50% more registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average nursing home. This is what we look for when assessing a facility in this category. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. In addition to excelling in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it performed as well as just about any facility in the country in this area with 60.5 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
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Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 9 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
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The final area we assessed was long-term care, which is a weak spot for this facility. We awarded this facility a D in the area of long-term care, rendering this the nursing home's weakest category. We would nevertheless recommend that you consider all of a facility's category grades. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. Although we determined this facility had a favorable volume of nursing care provided by nurses aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be somewhat below average. It gave the pneumonia vaccine to just 78.57143 percent of its residents. This is a figure we would like to see this facility improve on. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
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

Spring Mill Health Campus Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
C
9.09%
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 serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often caused by poor 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 indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including dementia.

Provider
B+
11.9%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
19.51%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.

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

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
F
71.43%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
7.32%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B
16.84%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
16.84
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
B+
8.24
State
B
10.32
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
D
58.68%
State
B-
65.99%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
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Dialysis Stations: 1
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Davita - Merrillville Dialysis 1.45 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
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(219) 793-9035
Merrillville North Dialysis Center 3.39 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
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(219) 980-1090
Davita - Gary 4.98 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 40
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(219) 887-1199
Fmc - Crown Point 5.19 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
851 W. Burrell St. Crown Point Indiana 46307
(219) 662-2648
Fmc - Hobart 5.31 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
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(219) 947-9289
Schererville Dialysis Center 6.02 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
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(219) 322-5448