St Claire Medical Center
222 Medical Circle, Morehead KY 40351 · (606) 783-6650 · 67% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
St Claire Medical Center is a facility located in Morehead, Kentucky, which has a population of 20,329 people. Featuring an overall rating of A+, this facility is one of the most elite facilities we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percent of all nursing homes in the United States. Headlining this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to be given more than one A+ category grades. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. It performed as well as just about any facility in Kentucky in this area with 78.9 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Building on its remarkable resume, this nursing home also was given an excellent long-term care score, with a score of A. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Moving on to our fourth area, this nursing home also excelled in the nursing category. In fact, we gave it an A in this category. This topped off a straight A report card. Nursing ratings are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This facility provided 5.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the better figures we found. In addition, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in Kentucky in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these areas as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Claire Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better