Located in Dale, Indiana, Willowdale Village is the lone option we found there. Featuring an overall score of A, this is without a doubt a first-rate nursing home. We were impressed enough to rate this nursing home as one of the top 50 facilities in Indiana. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Dale, Indiana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was given a high-end grade of A- in our short-term care category. In our short-term care rating, we try to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Nursing grades are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth area, this nursing home was awarded a very strong long-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it a B+ in this area, wrapping up one of our better report cards. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willowdale Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willowdale Village, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willowdale Village, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willowdale Village, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willowdale Village, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willowdale Village, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willowdale Village, 14.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willowdale Village, 91.03% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willowdale Village, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willowdale Village, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Willowdale Village, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willowdale Village, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Willowdale Village, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.