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 D, this is a relatively poor facility. As far as we can see, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this facility. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not very complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A-. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid facilities with too many deficiencies flagged. 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. Despite this deficiency, this place still had a relatively positive report.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an C. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. 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. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its long-term care score, which is not a score to write home about. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 86.190475 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest area is short-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this area, we gave this facility a D. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Considering its score in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this place is well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the figures we assessed. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 20% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 90.19% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
Measures 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 measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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