Altercare Somerset is a nursing home located in Somerset, Ohio, a city with a population of 4,704 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some decent marks. At the end of the day, this nursing home ought to be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care grade ended up being one of its better features. The facility received a grade of B- in this area. Long-term care grades focus on a nursing home's personal care rather than the highly skilled nursing or medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a decent grade of C. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
This facility's worst area was nursing, which is the final area we analyzed. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area. In spite of a few respectable grades in other areas, this grade is still alarming so we wanted to make sure you are aware. The nursing score weighs quite a few factors, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Somerset Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Somerset, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Somerset, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that sustained falls which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Somerset, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Somerset, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Somerset, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Somerset, 20% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Somerset, 90.19% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Somerset, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Somerset, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Somerset, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Somerset, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Somerset, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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