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Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation's website

1929 Whetstone Street,
Bucyrus OH 44820

(419) 562-7644

86% 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 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.

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

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

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

Grade: D

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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Altercare Bucyrus Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: C

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: A

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: C

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

Grade: A

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.

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