Located in Dale, Indiana, Willowdale Village is one of just a few facilities in the area. With an overall grade of B+, this is a very good nursing home. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Dale, Indiana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our higher scores in that category, with a score of B+. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the third category, this facility also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to the next area, this nursing home was given a respectable nursing score. While this isn't as impressive as many of its other grades, this is still not a poor grade. There are many subcategories included in this category. Most of these factors relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willowdale Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willowdale Village, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willowdale Village, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willowdale Village, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term patients which had a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willowdale Village, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willowdale Village, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willowdale Village, 12.89% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willowdale Village, 91.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willowdale Village, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willowdale Village, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Willowdale Village, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willowdale Village, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Willowdale Village, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.