Altercare Newark South is a nursing home located in Newark, Ohio, a city with a total of 59,605 people. Sporting an overall rating of B, this facility is a very good option. If you take a look at the other options in Newark, we are confident you will find this place to be a much better option than most facilities in the city. Fortunately, this place did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Altercare Newark South
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
17 Forry Street,
Newark OH 43055
48.75% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall performance, we awarded this place an A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Nursing ratings are mostly based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the road score in the category of short-term care, with a B-. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is typically a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded is long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this category. Long-term care grades are essential for patients looking for personal care. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 93.478264 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Newark South Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Newark South, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Newark South, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Newark South, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Newark South, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Newark South, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Newark South, 20.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Newark South, 90.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Newark South, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Newark South, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Newark South, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Newark South, 12 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Newark South, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Newark, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Newark, Ohio has 4 other nursing homes
- Licking Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.58 miles away1320 West Main Street Newark Ohio 43055Voluntary non-profit - Private(220) 564-4000
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