Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph
700 Broadway Transitional Care Unit, Fort Wayne IN 46802 · (260) 425-3940 · 88.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: May 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph is a very-small hospital-based facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We gave this nursing home an extremely impressive overall score of A+. With a grade in this range, this nursing home proved to be a far better option than many of the facilities in Fort Wayne. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. As you will find below, this place performed just as well in our category scores. We gave it a straight A report card!
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home received an A+ in our short-term care rating. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This nursing home is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility provided roughly 50% more registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical nursing home. This is what we look for when grading a nursing home in this category. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation with 75.7 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. There are many subcategories included in this area. Many of the criteria are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility boasts a really impressive 4.5 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 most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of A in our long-term care category. With this grade, the facility rounded out a straight A report card. In a long-term care environment, the 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. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Transitional Care Unit of St Joseph Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better