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Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph

  • Nursing Home

Updated May 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+
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Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph's website

700 Broadway Transitional Care Unit,
Fort Wayne IN 46802

(260) 425-3940

88.5% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which turns out to have a variety of nursing homes. With an overall score of A+, this nursing home appears to be radically better than the average nursing home in Fort Wayne. We flat out can't say enough favorable things about this nursing home. Finally, this turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that area with an A+. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This facility also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be awarded more than one A+ category grades. Short-term care grades are crucial for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 7.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. We looked at the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in computing our grade in this category. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning to the final category, this facility was awarded a strong long-term care grade. We awarded it a grade of A in this category, giving this facility straight A's. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We weren't able to locate this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph, 11.29 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph, 73.78% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Fort Wayne, IN

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Fort Wayne, Indiana has 25 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away700 Broadway Fort Wayne Indiana 46802Proprietary(260) 425-3000
  • Lutheran Hospital of IndianaAcute Care Hospitals 5.82 miles away7950 W Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne Indiana 46804Proprietary(260) 435-7001
  • Dupont Hospital LLCAcute Care Hospitals 7.21 miles away2520 E Dupont Rd Fort Wayne Indiana 46825Proprietary(260) 416-3000
  • Parkview Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.94 miles away11109 Parkview Plaza Drive Fort Wayne Indiana 46845Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 266-1000
  • Orthopaedic Hospital at Parkview North LLCAcute Care Hospitals 7.99 miles away11130 Parkview Circle Dr Fort Wayne Indiana 46845Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 672-4050
  • Parkview Whitley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.38 miles away1260 E Sr 205 Columbia City Indiana 46725Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 248-9301

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Fort Wayne South2.89 miles away302 E. Pettit Ave. Fort Wayne Indiana 46806CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (260) 456-0451
  • Davita - Fort Wayne West2.97 miles away4916 Illinois Road, Suite 118 Fort Wayne Indiana 46804Dialysis Stations: 14 (260) 434-0483
  • Davita - Summit City Dialysis3.39 miles away3233 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne Indiana 46805CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (260) 373-1599
  • Davita - Appleseed3.86 miles away1833 Magnavox Way Fort Wayne Indiana 46804Dialysis Stations: 4 (260) 432-1036
  • Randolph Dialysis, LLC4.18 miles away6721 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne Indiana 46809Dialysis Stations: 12 (260) 478-8582
  • Fmc - Northeast Indiana Kidney Ctr - Fort Wayne5.15 miles away7836 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite ll10 Fort Wayne Indiana 46804CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (260) 432-4225
  • Davita-Fort Wayne North Dialysis7 miles away415 E Dupont Road Fort Wayne Indiana 46825Dialysis Stations: 13 (260) 637-0431
  • Fmc - Dupont Dialysis7.14 miles away10204 East Dupont Circle Drive Fort Wayne Indiana 46825CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (260) 489-9255