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Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

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  • Memory Care

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation's website

1929 Whetstone Street,
Bucyrus OH 44820

(419) 562-7644

91% estimated occupancy 1

Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is a senior living facility located in Bucyrus, Ohio, a city with a total of 18,102 people. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this is without a doubt a very impressive facility. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities nationally. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category scores, which are also strong.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

On top of receiving a quality overall score, this nursing home also earned excellent inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best grades in that area, with an A-. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A-. When determining our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The third area we assessed is long-term care. Contributing to its impressive resume, this facility also excelled in that category. In fact, it received a of A- for the area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 82.96944 percent of its patients, which is a bit lower than we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category we analyzed, this facility received an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a very impressive profile. Short-term care grades are generally employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.63% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 8.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 32.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.87% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 88.09% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 10.63% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.28% of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.


Grade: A-plus

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.28% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.33% of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 83.27% of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bucyrus Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 2.24 miles away629 North Sandusky Avenue Bucyrus Ohio 44820Voluntary non-profit - Other(419) 562-4677
  • Ohiohealth Shelby HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.29 miles away199 West Main Street Shelby Ohio 44875Voluntary non-profit - Private(419) 342-5015
  • Wyandot Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.17 miles away885 North Sandusky Avenue Upper Sandusky Ohio 43351Government - Hospital District or Authority(419) 294-4991
  • Morrow County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.33 miles away651 West Marion Road Mount Gilead Ohio 43338Government - Local(419) 946-5015
  • Marion General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.37 miles away1000 Mckinley Park Drive Marion Ohio 43302Voluntary non-profit - Private(740) 383-8400
  • Avita OntarioAcute Care Hospitals 19.05 miles away715 Richland Mall Mansfield Ohio 44906Voluntary non-profit - Private(567) 307-7666

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Crawford County Kidney Center2.34 miles away701 Tiffin Street Bucyrus Ohio 44820Dialysis Stations: 12 (419) 562-3000
  • Davita - Galion Dialysis8.75 miles away856 Harding Way West Galion Ohio 44833Dialysis Stations: 17 (419) 462-0897
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.17.29 miles away111 Tarhe Trail Upper Sandusky Ohio 43351Dialysis Stations: 8 (419) 209-0799
  • Davita - Heart of Marion Dialysis17.48 miles away1221 Delaware Avenue Marion Ohio 43302Dialysis Stations: 13 (740) 375-5058
  • Fmc - Heart of Ohio Dialysis Ctr17.94 miles away1730 Marion-Waldo Rd Marion Ohio 43302CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (740) 389-4111
  • Davita - Mid Ohio Dialysis19.24 miles away2148 W 4th St Mansfield Ohio 44906Dialysis Stations: 13 (419) 747-4039