With an address in Newark, Ohio, Altercare Newark North is one of five facilities in this city. This is a relatively poor nursing home, with an overall grade of D. This isn't the worse facility we looked at, but we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection rating. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
Altercare Newark North
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this place overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections category. This grade is much better than the place's overall grade. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second best area is short-term care. We awarded it a C in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. In crafting our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The key is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing score analyzes a handful of datapoints, however, the main one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is long-term care, which is a weak spot for this facility. We awarded this facility a grade of D in our long-term care category. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95.679016 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Newark North Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Newark North, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Newark North, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that had a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Newark North, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Newark North, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Newark North, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Newark North, 20% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Newark North, 90.19% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Newark North, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Newark North, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Altercare Newark North, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Newark North, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Newark North, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Newark North, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Newark, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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-plus
Looking for more options? Newark, Ohio has 4 other nursing homes
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