Alois Alzheimer Center is an average-sized facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is a very strong rating. In spite of Cincinnati featuring 75 other nursing homes to choose from, this nursing home stood out as a great choice. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
Alois Alzheimer Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It does not appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its high-end performance in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its long-term care score. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 48.888885 percent of its patients. This is somewhat lower than we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing grade weighs numerous factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we graded was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B. This actually proved to be this nursing home's least impressive category. A nursing home is doing something right when their poorest score still is better than most other facilities. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alois Alzheimer Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alois Alzheimer Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alois Alzheimer Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alois Alzheimer Center, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alois Alzheimer Center, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alois Alzheimer Center, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alois Alzheimer Center, 20.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alois Alzheimer Center, 90.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Scores for Cincinnati, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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