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. As far as we can see, you'd be better off to steer clear of this nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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The Waters of New Castle
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1000 N 16th St,
New Castle IN 47362
84.54% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No 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
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid facilities that had a long list of deficiencies. This place was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also didn't grade out terribly in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a grade of C for that area, which is another one of its better scores. Short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Tragically, this facility received an F for its long-term care grade. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 94.630875 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The final category we analyzed was nursing. We gave it an F in this category, which is an abysmal grade. Our nursing rating is mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Waters of New Castle, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Waters of New Castle, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Waters of New Castle, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Waters of New Castle, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Waters of New Castle, 14.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Waters of New Castle, 91.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Waters of New Castle, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Waters of New Castle, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In The Waters of New Castle, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Waters of New Castle, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Waters of New Castle, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Waters of New Castle, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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