Altercare Hartville is a senior living facility located in Hartville, Ohio, which has a total of 9,765 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1420 Smith Kramer Road,
Hartville OH 44632
78.24% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it was given a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care ended up being its second most favorable category score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A-. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we scored is short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In determining these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Hartville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Hartville, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Hartville, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Hartville, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Hartville, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Hartville, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Hartville, 20.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Hartville, 90.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Hartville, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Hartville, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Hartville, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Hartville, 12 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Hartville, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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