With an address in Wabash, Indiana, Vernon Health & Rehabilitation is one of only two nursing homes in this area. This nursing home proved to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our ratings, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Vernon Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave it an A-. Our inspection ratings are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing rating assesses a handful of components, however, the main one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third best area is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road score in this area. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's weakest category. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is certainly a major disappointment. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means the facility did not perform well in our measures relating to patient care. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 67.30769 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Vernon Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term patients which have had falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 14.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 91.03% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
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