The Waters of New Castle is in New Castle, Indiana. The city has a total of 30,243 people. This facility was given an alarming overall score based on the data we looked at. New Castle received a city grade of B-, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection score. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores
The Waters of New Castle
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B+. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid places that had too many severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors 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 the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of short-term care, this nursing home received a grade of just D in that category. Sadly, this ended up being one of its better features. Our short-term care ratings are probably more critical for people needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Based on its score in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Finally, we considered the number of residents that returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care score. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 97.413795 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
The final area we scored is nursing, where this facility was given an abysmal grade in this area also. We gave it an F for this category, which is definitely very concerning. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This place averaged a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Waters of New Castle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Waters of New Castle, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Waters of New Castle, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Waters of New Castle, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Waters of New Castle, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Waters of New Castle, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Waters of New Castle, 12.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Waters of New Castle, 91.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Waters of New Castle, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Waters of New Castle, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In The Waters of New Castle, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Waters of New Castle, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Waters of New Castle, 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 care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Waters of New Castle, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for New Castle, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? New Castle, Indiana has 4 other nursing homes
- Henry County Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away1000 N 16th St New Castle Indiana 47362Government - Local(765) 521-0890
- Indiana University Health Ball Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.85 miles away2401 University Ave Muncie Indiana 47303Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 747-3111
- St Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 19.68 miles away2015 Jackson St Anderson Indiana 46016Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 646-8373
- Fmc New Castle0.87 miles away101 Emerson Avenue New Castle Indiana 47362Dialysis Stations: 21 (765) 521-0938
- Us Renal Care-Daleville16.85 miles away2220 E. 59th Street Anderson Indiana 46013Dialysis Stations: 13 (765) 378-1735
- Fmc - Muncie Dialysis16.86 miles away4021 West Kilgore Ave. Muncie Indiana 47304CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (765) 284-3049
- Dsi - North Muncie17.81 miles away2705 W North Street Muncie Indiana 47303CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (765) 747-3020
- Dsi - North Granville Dialysis Clinic19.07 miles away3001 North Granville Ave. Muncie Indiana 47303Dialysis Stations: 16 (765) 288-3740
- Davita - Muncie19.17 miles away820 E Mcgalliard Muncie Indiana 47303Dialysis Stations: 12 (765) 282-1266
- Fmc - Dialysis Institute of Anderson19.74 miles away1815 Jackson St. Anderson Indiana 46016CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (765) 649-4792