The Waters of Greencastle is in Greencastle, Indiana. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this is a solid facility. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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The Waters of Greencastle
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a solid grade in the category of long-term care, where it received a B-. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility received a grade of B- in this area. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The last area we assessed was nursing. We awarded this nursing home a C in that category. Our nursing grade analyzes many subcategories, but the main one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Waters of Greencastle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Waters of Greencastle, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Waters of Greencastle, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Waters of Greencastle, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Waters of Greencastle, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Waters of Greencastle, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Waters of Greencastle, 14.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Waters of Greencastle, 91.03% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Waters of Greencastle, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Waters of Greencastle, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In The Waters of Greencastle, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Waters of Greencastle, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Waters of Greencastle, 12.43 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Waters of Greencastle, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.