Altercare Thornville is the sole nursing home we were able to find in Thornville, Ohio. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. In our view, this place ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive short-term care rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility earned a very favorable short-term care score. In fact, its short-term care grade ended up being its best category. We gave this them a B+. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones 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 types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility received somewhat favorable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them a decent score in that area, with a grade of C. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category G through L deficiencies. This tells you that this facility dodged the more significant categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded was long-term care, which turned out to be a low point for this facility. We gave this nursing home a grade of just D in our long-term care category. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 95 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't 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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Thornville, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Thornville, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Thornville, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Thornville, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Thornville, 20% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Thornville, 90.19% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Thornville, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Thornville, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Thornville, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Thornville, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Thornville, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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