Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center is a senior living facility in Kent, Ohio, a city with a population of 43,585 people. This nursing home is a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center
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- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in Kent, Ohio Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kent, Ohio Awards 2021
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In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few places fared as well in this area. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency data for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this facility. Without having access to the information regarding deficiencies, it was a challenge to really grade this nursing home in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility fared well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our higher grades. In determining these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Nursing scores are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of C. This actually was this nursing home's weakest area. This is nevertheless not a terrible score. Our long-term care grades are more critical for individuals requiring more traditional services associated with personal care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable total. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 21.39% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 88.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Post-Acute Rehab Center, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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