Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin is in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a city with a population of 47,772 people. This facility received an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. At the end of the day, this facility looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a great overall rating, this nursing home performed even better in the area of inspections which is based on the facility's recent inspections. In fact, we gave it an A for this area, which is one of our best grades. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's impressive category scores came in the category of short-term care. We gave them one of our stronger scores in that area, with a score of B+. In crafting our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses are seeing residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a patient more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in that area. This is not a bad grade in this category. Long-term care grades are used to measure a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated only 86.82635 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations 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 of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 8.55% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 5.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 2.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, 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 of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 25.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 13.87% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 83.63% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 8.78% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 8.82% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 8.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 19.54% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehab & Nursin, 89.88% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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