University Nursing Center is a small non-profit nursing home in Upland, Indiana. Featuring an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our ratings, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 75 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
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Historical

In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This facility's second best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are with patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in some quality-focused statistics. Specifically, we look at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: B-Apr 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home's next most favorable area was short-term care. We awarded it a C in this category. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this category. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 37.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

F
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Historical

Switching gears to the last area, this nursing home didn't fare very well. With an abysmal grade of F in long-term care, this is this nursing home's worst category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 98.77049 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.93 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

University Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A
4.05%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.

Provider
B-
3.69%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Provider
A
0.41%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A
6.02%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
A+
1.84%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
B
1.32%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A-
99.39%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
6.07%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Provider
F
5.47%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
A
0.93
State
B
1.61
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A+
5.47
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
C
12.75
State
B
10.32
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
A-
75.82%
State
B-
65.99%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital 6.7 mi
410 Pilgrim Blvd Hartford City Indiana 47348
(765) 348-0300
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Marion General Hospital 11.22 mi
441 N Wabash Ave Marion Indiana 46952
(765) 660-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital 18.7 mi
2401 University Ave Muncie Indiana 47303
(765) 747-3111
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Grant County Dialysis 12.41 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1797 West Kem Road Marion Indiana 46952
(765) 662-9792
Davita - Muncie 17.84 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
820 E Mcgalliard Muncie Indiana 47303
(765) 282-1266
Dsi - North Granville Dialysis Clinic 17.96 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
3001 North Granville Ave. Muncie Indiana 47303
(765) 288-3740
Dsi - North Muncie 18.73 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
2705 W North Street Muncie Indiana 47303
(765) 747-3020
Fmc - Muncie Dialysis 19.66 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
4021 West Kilgore Ave. Muncie Indiana 47304
(765) 284-3049