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 should work for most people. If you take a look at the other options in Newark, we are confident you will find this nursing home to be a better option than most nursing homes in the city. Fortunately, this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Altercare Newark South
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in this category, with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and 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 safety or health. A few relatively minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is short-term care. It received one of our more impressive scores in that area, with a grade of A-. In our short-term care score, we attempt to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a C. Even though this is its lowest category grade, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 93.069305 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations 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.
Altercare Newark South Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Newark South, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Newark South, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Newark South, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced UTI's. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Newark South, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Newark South, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Newark South, 20% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Newark South, 90.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Newark South, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Newark South, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Newark South, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Newark South, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Newark South, 74.54% 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 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
- Licking Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.58 miles away1320 West Main Street Newark Ohio 43055Voluntary non-profit - Private(220) 564-4000
- Davita - Cherry Valley Dialysis2.1 miles away1627 W. Main Street Newark Ohio 43055Dialysis Stations: 26 (740) 522-1699
- Davita - Premiere Kidney Center of Newark2.11 miles away65 South Terrace Ave Newark Ohio 43055Dialysis Stations: 21 (740) 522-2955
- Davita Pataskala Dialysis15.23 miles away642 East Broad Street Pataskala Ohio 43062Dialysis Stations: 8 (740) 964-1306
- Davita Zanesville Dialysis19.87 miles away3120 Newark Road Zanesville Ohio 43701Dialysis Stations: 22 (740) 454-2911