Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in South Williamson, Kentucky. This facility is among the best nursing homes we assessed. In fact, it received the most impressive rating. In fact, we ranked this as one of the top 25 nursing homes in the nation, which is just an incredible feat. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category grades, which appear to be equally impressive as its overall score.
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Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kentucky Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A+. Few nursing homes fared this well in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A+. Our nursing rating is based on many datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. This facility was superb in our long-term care category as well. We gave them an elite score of A+ in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this nursing home also excelled in the short-term care category. We gave it an A in that category. This rounded out truly elite profile. Our short-term care grades are probably more important for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which sustained a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 29.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 8.23% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 89.41% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 16.24% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 13.87 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, 72.54% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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