Springs Valley Meadows is a senior living facility in French Lick, Indiana, which has 4,537 people. We gave this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. At the end of the day, this nursing home would be a no brainer for just about anybody. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Springs Valley Meadows
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this facility received nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was given a high-end grade of A- in our long-term care area. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.44444 percent of its residents, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this facility also received a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The last area we rated was this facility's poorest category. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- in our nursing category. The nursing rating consists of a handful of data points, however, the paramount one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Springs Valley Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Springs Valley Meadows, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Springs Valley Meadows, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Springs Valley Meadows, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Springs Valley Meadows, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Springs Valley Meadows, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Springs Valley Meadows, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Springs Valley Meadows, 91.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Springs Valley Meadows, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Springs Valley Meadows, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In Springs Valley Meadows, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Springs Valley Meadows, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Springs Valley Meadows, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Springs Valley Meadows, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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