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Altercare at Saint Joseph Center

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Updated Apr 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

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 thought highly enough of this facility to rank it ahead of the majority of the facilities in Beachwood. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph

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

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of A- for our short-term care grade. With our short-term care category, we strive to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an A-. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home received a good score in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's least impressive area is long-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of D. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated only 81.21827 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Altercare at Saint Joseph Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 2.99% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 2.54% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 1.53% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 3.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 7.69% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given 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, 0.57% 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, 80.75% 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, 14.45% 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-plus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 17.83% 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: B-minus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Altercare at Saint Joseph Center, 17.83% 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, 6.43% 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, 70.37% 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 C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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