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Symphony of Chesterton

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Symphony of Chesterton's website

2775 Village Point,
Chesterton IN 46304

(219) 304-6700

96.14% estimated occupancy 1

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 favorable 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

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • 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
  • Pharmacy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

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 6.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving patients even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

We also wanted to point out this facility's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a grade of B+ in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we assessed was long-term care, which turned out to be a low point for this nursing home. We awarded this facility a D in long-term care, leaving this as the facility's weakest category. We'd nevertheless suggest that you consider all of a facility's category grades. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is often a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this nursing home gave the vaccine to just 83.82353 percent of its patients, which is well below average. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Symphony of Chesterton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Symphony of Chesterton, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Symphony of Chesterton, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who had a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Symphony of Chesterton, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Symphony of Chesterton, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Symphony of Chesterton, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Symphony of Chesterton, 12.89% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may indicate a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Symphony of Chesterton, 91.48% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Symphony of Chesterton, 15.74% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Symphony of Chesterton, 15.7% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Symphony of Chesterton, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Symphony of Chesterton, 11.29 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of 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

Grade: B-plus

In Symphony of Chesterton, 73.78% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Porter Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.1 miles away85 East Us Hwy 6 Valparaiso Indiana 46383Proprietary(219) 983-8300
  • St Mary Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 12.11 miles away1500 S Lake Park Ave Hobart Indiana 46342Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 942-0551
  • Methodist Hospitals IncAcute Care Hospitals 16.26 miles away600 Grant St Gary Indiana 46402Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 886-4000
  • La Porte HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.57 miles away1007 Lincolnway La Porte Indiana 46350Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 326-1234

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dsi - Coffee Creek Dialysis2.41 miles away3100 Village Point, Suite 101 Chesterton Indiana 46304Dialysis Stations: 19 (219) 395-8020
  • Davita - Chesterton2.97 miles away711 Plaza Drive, Suite 6 Chesterton Indiana 46304Dialysis Stations: 12 (219) 926-6049
  • Fmc - Portage Dialysis Center7.57 miles away5950 Us Highway 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 762-5731
  • Davita - Valparaiso7.77 miles away606 E Lincolnway Valparaiso Indiana 46383Dialysis Stations: 22 (219) 531-1299
  • Davita - Portage7.8 miles away5823 Us Hwy 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 16 (219) 764-0564
  • Dialysis Center of Portage LLC8.19 miles away5615 Us Highway 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 762-4848
  • Valparaiso Dialysis8.34 miles away2711 Leonard Drive Suite 100 Valparaiso Indiana 46383Dialysis Stations: 12 (219) 462-1233
  • Usrc Michigan City Dialysis9.71 miles away3727 N Frontage Road Michigan City Indiana 46360Dialysis Stations: 13 (219) 879-9450