The Waters of Indianapolis is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The city provides several available nursing homes. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a good score. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Indianapolis, which admittedly is admittedly a little below average nationally. The best part of this facility's profile was its exemplary inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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The Waters of Indianapolis
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. This score is far better than the facility's overall rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the area of long-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a grade of A- in that category, which is one of our most impressive grades. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 59.91903 percent of its patients, which is a few points lower than we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development was the F this facility received in the category of short-term care. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home.
The next area we looked at was nursing, which was this facility's least impressive area. We gave it an F for this category, which is obviously very disappointing. In determining our nursing grades, we factor in both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This place averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Waters of Indianapolis Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which sustained a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 14.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 91.03% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Waters of Indianapolis, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Indianapolis, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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