St Elizabeth Ft Thomas Snf
85 North Grand Avenue, Fort Thomas KY 41075 · (859) 572-3530 · 68.84% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, St Elizabeth Ft Thomas Snf is one of just three available facilities in this city. This proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is our absolute highest score. In addition, this nursing home is also located in a hospital, which can often mean the nursing home offers a wider array of medical services. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar profile is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home excelled in two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility supplied about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the average facility. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Kentucky in this area with 76 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care. This facility also received an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to be awarded multiple A+ category scores. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the final category, this nursing home also received an excellent nursing grade, with a grade of A. This finished off an elite profile. Our nursing score weighs many data points, but the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provides an incredible 7.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Elizabeth Ft Thomas Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better