Symphony of Chesterton is a senior living facility in Chesterton, Indiana. The city has a total of 24,207 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. This facility definitely has plenty of good features. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph
Symphony of Chesterton
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care grade. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Adding to its impressive grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for inspections. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't something to panic about.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing score includes many datapoints, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Indiana in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident more often.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area was long-term care, which is the last category we scored. We gave it an F for this area. Even with some excellent grades in other categories, this score is still a bit concerning so we would like to to make a note of it. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means the facility did not perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this nursing home vaccinated only 83.87097 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Symphony of Chesterton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Symphony of Chesterton, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Symphony of Chesterton, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Symphony of Chesterton, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Symphony of Chesterton, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Symphony of Chesterton, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Symphony of Chesterton, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Symphony of Chesterton, 91.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Symphony of Chesterton, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Symphony of Chesterton, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Symphony of Chesterton, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Symphony of Chesterton, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Symphony of Chesterton, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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