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 above average 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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 gave this place an A+ for inspections. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe 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
We also awarded this facility a score of A- for our long-term care grade. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this facility also received a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. In our short-term care category, we strive to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The last area we assessed ended up being this nursing home's poorest category. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still awarded it an acceptable grade of B- for our nursing category. Nursing grades are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Hartville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Hartville, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Hartville, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Hartville, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Hartville, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Hartville, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Hartville, 20% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Hartville, 90.19% 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, 15.17% 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, 18.5% 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, 18.5 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, 11.81 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, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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