University Heights Health and Living Community is located in the densely populated metropolitan area of Indianapolis, Indiana. Sporting an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the road facility. Even in a city with 46 nursing homes, this facility looks like a respectable option. The best part of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
University Heights Health and Living Community
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that category, with an A. This is a much better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to resident safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this facility a grade of B in our long-term care category. This is one of our better scores. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 65.97222 percent of its patients. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best category ended up being short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The last area we analyzed is nursing, was this nursing home's worst category. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. This is one of the few weak links of an otherwise impressive profile. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This particular place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
University Heights Health and Living Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 12.38% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 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 University Heights Health and Living Community, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In University Heights Health and Living Community, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Indianapolis, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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