Washington Nursing Center is a facility in Washington, Indiana. The city has a total of 17,535 people. Our scoring scheme was not kind to this facility, as it received an overall score of F. Keep in mind that Washington received a far more impressive city grade of B, so you should definitely consider some other options in the city. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
Washington Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Even though we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it surprisingly earned a decent short-term care rating this year. We gave it a B in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is generally a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This nursing home actually performed well in inspections as well. We gave it a B- for this category, which is a respectable grade. Our inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home received 15 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. The nursing score is based on many datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This statistic is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this facility didn't fare very well here either. With a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility provided the vaccine to a relatively low 83.84615 percent of its patients, which is somewhat concerning. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Washington Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Washington Nursing Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Washington Nursing Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Washington Nursing Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Washington Nursing Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Washington Nursing Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Washington Nursing Center, 12.38% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Washington Nursing Center, 91.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Washington Nursing Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Washington Nursing Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Washington Nursing Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Washington Nursing Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Washington Nursing Center, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Washington, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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