Thomson-Hood Veterans Center is a nursing home in Wilmore, Kentucky, which has 7,366 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
100 Veterans Drive,
Wilmore KY 40390
34.63% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing ratings are largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.6 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this facility also fared well in several of the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients suffering falls which lead to major injury, this facility outpaced the national average. This is often a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, this facility received first-rate short-term care score. In fact, it received a grade of A- in this category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth area, this nursing home also excelled in the long-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A- in this area. This finalized a straight A profile. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the impressive level of care provided by nurses and other staff at this facility, we also were pleased by the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 9.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 2.7% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 15.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 28.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 7.9% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 91.16% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 15.59% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 21.85% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 21.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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