Altercare Thornville is a small facility in Thornville, Ohio. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. At the end of the day, this place ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
14100 Zion Road,
Thornville OH 43076
93.2% estimated occupancy 1
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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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We wanted to point out that this facility's short-term care score outperformed its overall grade. We gave it a B for short-term care. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Surprisingly, this facility actually received a good grade in inspections as well. In fact, we gave it a B- for that category, which is one of our better grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area is long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. For this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 96.323524 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Thornville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Thornville, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Thornville, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Thornville, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Thornville, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Thornville, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Thornville, 21.39% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Thornville, 88.91% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Thornville, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Thornville, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Thornville, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Thornville, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Thornville, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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