Swiss Village is a large non-profit facility located in Berne, Indiana. It looks like this is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the United States. This place also received very consistent scores in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this facility really excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Not many nursing homes fared better in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing grades are mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we gave them one of our higher grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was long-term care. This nursing home received a very good long-term care score this year, with a B. This nursing home really did not have any weak areas. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.449036 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Swiss Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Swiss Village, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Swiss Village, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Swiss Village, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Swiss Village, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Swiss Village, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Swiss Village, 12.38% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Swiss Village, 91.56% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Swiss Village, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Swiss Village, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Swiss Village, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Swiss Village, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Swiss Village, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Swiss Village, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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