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Altercare of Wadsworth

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Altercare of Wadsworth's website

147 Garfield St,
Wadsworth OH 44281

(330) 335-2555

64.41% estimated occupancy 1

Altercare of Wadsworth is one of only three nursing homes located in Wadsworth, Ohio. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this is likely a solid facility. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Wadsworth. The best part of this place's report card was its stellar inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our more impressive grades. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

As it turns out, this facility only earned a grade of D for its long-term care score, which is well below average in this category. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.57143 percent of its residents, which is higher than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The last category we assessed was nursing. We awarded this nursing home a D in nursing, rendering this its worst category grade. Nursing ratings are tied to nurse staffing levels. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Altercare of Wadsworth Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 20% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 90.19% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 15.17% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 18.5% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Altercare of Wadsworth, 74.54% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Medina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.73 miles away1000 East Washington Street Medina Ohio 44256Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 725-1000
  • Akron General Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.07 miles away1 Akron General Avenue Akron Ohio 44307Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 344-6000
  • Summa Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 12.68 miles away525 East Market Street Akron Ohio 44309Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 375-3000
  • Aultman Orrville HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.31 miles away832 South Main Street Orrville Ohio 44667Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 682-3010
  • Summa Western Reserve HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.91 miles away1900 23rd Street Cuyahoga Falls Ohio 44223Voluntary non-profit - Other(330) 971-7000
  • Lodi Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.63 miles away225 Elyria Street Lodi Ohio 44254Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 948-1222
  • Wooster Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.57 miles away1761 Beall Avenue Wooster Ohio 44691Government - Local(330) 263-8100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Wadsworth Dialysis2.57 miles away1160 Williams Reserve Blvd. Wadsworth Ohio 44281Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 336-8070
  • Us Renal Care Norton Home Therapies4.54 miles away3300 Greenwich Road Suite 13 Barberton Ohio 44203Dialysis Stations: 5 (330) 825-2354
  • Us Renal Care Barberton Dialysis7.18 miles away33 3rd Street Se Suite 100 Barberton Ohio 44203CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 753-7280
  • Fmc - Akron West7.66 miles away3558 Ridgewood Rd Akron Ohio 44333Dialysis Stations: 6 (330) 668-6200
  • Dialysis Care Center Akron LLC8.99 miles away1505 South Hawkins Avenue Akron Ohio 44320Dialysis Stations: 11 (330) 612-0540
  • Davita - White Ponds Dialysis9 miles away791 White Pond Drive Akron Ohio 44320CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (330) 835-9083
  • Fmc White Pond9.1 miles away690 White Pond Dr., Suite 101 Akron Ohio 44320Dialysis Stations: 16 (330) 835-9047
  • Davita - Coventry Dialysis9.32 miles away3235 Manchester Road, Suite 9 Akron Ohio 44319Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 645-9453