St Augustine Home for the Aged is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is one of the most densely populated cities in the country. It looks like this nursing home is among the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. The best part of this facility's strong profile is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
St Augustine Home for the Aged
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a strong overall score, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing ratings are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared very well in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Only a select group of facilities fared better in this area. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is typically a useful assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final area, this facility also received an impressive long-term care score, with a B+. This completed a first-rate profile. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Augustine Home for the Aged Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 91.56% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Augustine Home for the Aged, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Indianapolis, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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