Altercare Hartville is a senior living facility located in Hartville, Ohio, which has a total of 9,765 people. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of the best grades that we offer. A score in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. You simply can not do much better than this place. Keep reading to see this facility's category scores, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home received an excellent inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Ohio in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave it one of our stronger scores in that category, with a grade of B+. In crafting our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. In this area, we gave this facility a strong grade of B. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.55947 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization 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 Hartville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Hartville, 5.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Hartville, 1.76% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Hartville, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Hartville, 5.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Hartville, 19.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Hartville, 19.14% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Hartville, 99.37% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Hartville, 11.6% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Hartville, 13.45% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Hartville, 13.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Hartville, 14.27% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Hartville, 91.88% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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