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Altercare at Saint Joseph Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Apr 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: CJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B
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4291 Richmond Rd,
Beachwood OH 44122

(216) 464-1222

4.34% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Altercare at Saint Joseph Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Altercare at Saint Joseph Center is one of five nursing homes in Beachwood, Ohio. This facility received an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. In fact, we found this facility to be better than the majority of the nursing homes in Beachwood, which has a city grade of B-. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A-. Our nursing grade is based on many subcategories, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility was awarded high scores in the category of short-term care as well. In fact, it received one of our most favorable scores in that category with a area of A-. Short-term care grades are generally employed to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

We also found that this nursing home has received favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many facilities in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Moving on to the last area, this nursing home was awarded a C in long-term care, which is an acceptable score. Long-term care grades are meaningful for prospective residents looking for personal care. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We found that this facility provided the vaccine to just 81.21827 percent of its patients, which is somewhat concerning. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Altercare at Saint Joseph Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who have experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 20% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 90.19% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 18.5% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: D

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 74.54% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Beachwood, OH

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • 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 B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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  • Uhhs Richmond Heights HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.54 miles away27100 Chardon Road Cleveland Ohio 44143Proprietary(440) 585-6170
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Nearby Dialysis

  • Nephrology Associates of Cleveland, Ltd.1.16 miles away4877 Galaxy Parkway Suite A Cleveland Ohio 44128CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (216) 378-5050
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  • Fkc-Ohio Renal Care Group Southpointe2.86 miles away4200 Warrensville Center Road, Suite 100 Beachwood Ohio 44122Dialysis Stations: 21 (216) 368-0004
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  • Community Dialysis Center3.88 miles away27350 Cedar Road Beachwood Ohio 44122Dialysis Stations: 12 (216) 378-1580
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