Willowbend Living Center is just one of 11 facilities in Muncie, Indiana. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber generally suggests a few concerning datapoints. As far as we can see, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this place. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Willowbend Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A+ for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. Inspection grades are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is essentially a middle of the pack score in this area. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.55172 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second lowest score was short-term care, where it earned just a D in that area. This is a relatively poor grade. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
The last category we rated is nursing. It received a lowly F in this category, which is an abysmal score. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willowbend Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willowbend Living Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willowbend Living Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willowbend Living Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents that suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willowbend Living Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willowbend Living Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willowbend Living Center, 12.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willowbend Living Center, 91.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willowbend Living Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willowbend Living Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Willowbend Living Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willowbend Living Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Willowbend Living Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Scores for Muncie, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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