Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve is a nursing home in Stow, Ohio. This city has a population of 38,742 people. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. Based on our analysis, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve
- Nursing Home
- 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
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Best Nursing Home in Stow, Ohio Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility really excelled at short-term care. We gave it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. This really salvaged its overall profile. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is generally a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This facility also performed well in the area of inspections. It received one of our best scores in that area with a score of B+. Our inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Facilities that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this facility. Without all of the deficiency data, it was difficult to grade this nursing home in this category.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. In computing our nursing scores, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is well below average. Finally, while this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's weakest area. We gave it a lowly F for this area, which is certainly very concerning. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated just 80.67633 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 21.39% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 88.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Transitional Care of the Western Reserve, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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