Altercare Coshocton is in Coshocton, Ohio, a city with a total of 19,061 people. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. This place truly has plenty going for it. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1991 Otsego Avenue,
Coshocton OH 43812
85.67% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Palliative Care
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded a favorable long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category with a score of B+. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home received a favorable short-term care score, with a grade of B+ in the category. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Turning to our last category, this nursing home was awarded a respectable nursing score. Even though this isn't as strong as many of its other category grades, this is truly not a poor grade. The nursing score consists of several data points, but the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Coshocton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Coshocton, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Coshocton, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients which sustained a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Coshocton, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have sustained UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Coshocton, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Coshocton, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Coshocton, 20.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Coshocton, 90.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Coshocton, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Coshocton, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Altercare Coshocton, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Coshocton, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Coshocton, 12 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Coshocton, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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