Wintersong Village is a small facility located in Knox, Indiana. Sporting an overall rating of C, this looks like a middle of the pack facility. You could certainly do worse than this place. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. This score is far better than its overall grade. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. Nursing grades are mostly based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care, where this facility was given a C in this category. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility administered the vaccine to 97.08738 percent of its residents, which is a very solid statistic. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, which is a low point for this nursing home. We gave this facility a grade of just D in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more critical for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Based on its score in this area, we weren't stunned to find that this place is well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wintersong Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wintersong Village, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wintersong Village, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wintersong Village, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wintersong Village, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wintersong Village, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wintersong Village, 12.38% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wintersong Village, 91.56% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wintersong Village, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wintersong Village, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Wintersong Village, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wintersong Village, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wintersong Village, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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