Whitewater Commons Senior Living is in Liberty, Indiana. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road grade. Based on our analysis, there are certainly far worse facilities out there. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Whitewater Commons Senior Living
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
215 W High St,
Liberty IN 47353
53.83% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home really outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in this area with an A+. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this facility's better category grades was in the category of short-term care. This wound up being its second most respectable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a C. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that it was respectable in this metric with 48.9 percent of its residents returning home.
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Turning to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing rating. In fact, we gave this facility an D. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in determining our score in this category. This particular nursing home provided 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below average. To pair with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this place also didn't fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and major falls. This nursing home had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is long-term care, ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a D in that area. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility also was not as bad as we expected at keeping its residents out of the hospital. While it had 2.6 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic wasn't bad since it had some more complicated patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Whitewater Commons Senior Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 1.95% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 12.55% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 91.52% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 16.15% Percentage of Patients
This 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 getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 17.47% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 17.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 11.18 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 Whitewater Commons Senior Living, 73.66% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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