Altercare of Mentor is a senior living facility in Mentor, Ohio. This city has a total of 60,211 people. This facility received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Mentor. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection grade. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores
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Altercare of Mentor
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not complementary of this nursing home's overall performance, it did receive an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that area with a B+. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid facilities that had too many severe deficiencies. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. Our nursing rating is based on several datapoints. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a respectable grade in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. For patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home gave the vaccine to only 66.97531 percent of its residents. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was short-term care, where this facility received a very poor score in this area as well. Sadly, it received an F for this area, which is obviously a major concern. Our short-term care scores are vital for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare of Mentor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare of Mentor, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare of Mentor, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare of Mentor, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare of Mentor, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare of Mentor, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare of Mentor, 21.39% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare of Mentor, 88.91% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare of Mentor, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare of Mentor, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare of Mentor, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare of Mentor, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare of Mentor, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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