LIFE CARE CENTER OF KONA

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Life Care Center of Kona. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

LIFE CARE CENTER OF KONA
78-6957 KAMEHAMEHA III ROAD
KAILUA KONA, HI 96740
(808) 322-2790

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

94%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 88
  • Certified Beds: 94

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Nearby Cities:

Kealakekua | Pahala | Kapaau

Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Ultra-High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Life Care Center of Kona. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1628.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-1053.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-57.2%
Total Percent:88.6%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-166.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-105.0%
Total Percent:11.1%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-160.3%
Total Percent:0.3%
 

Rating Details For Life Care Center of Kona

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 4 Minutes1 Hour and 3 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours22 Minutes37 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 11 Minutes2 Hours and 43 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 25 Minutes1 Hour and 40 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 36 Minutes4 Hours and 23 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Hawaii are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityHawaii Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%93%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight12%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased7%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious14%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain1%3%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores5%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection7%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse3%12%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores2%3%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder40%63%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair4%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder1%3%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%85%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%87%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%10%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium4%2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain7%18%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 01/27/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Train All Employees on What to Do in an Emergency.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011

Environmental

Keep Sound Levels Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Keep All Essential Equipment Working Safely.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/22/2008
Keep Each Resident Free from Physical Restraints, Unless Needed for Medical Treatment.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/13/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Make Sure That Residents Are Well Nourished.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/22/2008
Offer Other Nutritional Food to Each Resident Who Will Not Eat the Food Served.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/22/2008
1) Provide 3 Meals Daily at Regular Times; or 2) Serve Breakfast Within 14 Hours After Dinner; or 3) Offer a Snack at Bedtime Each Day.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/22/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/22/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011

Quality Care

Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/22/2008
Give Each Resident Enough Fluids to Keep Them Healthy and Prevent Dehydration.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/22/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/13/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011

Resident Assessment

Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/13/2010
Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/13/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/13/2010
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 10/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/13/2010
Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Try to Resolve Each Resident's Complaints Quickly.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Make Sure Each Resident Has the Right to Choose Activities, Schedules and Health Care According to His or Her Interests, Assessment, and Plan of Care.
  • Inspection Date: 01/27/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/13/2011
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Hawaii Department of Health - Retrieved 2011