Located in Zanesville, Ohio, Altercare Zanesville is one of just a couple nursing homes in this area. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some respectable scores. Based on our ratings, this facility has some redeeming qualities. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned an inspection score which is better than its overall score. Inspection grades are tied to a nursing home's recent inspections. We awarded this facility a very solid grade of B+ in this area. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B-. The nursing score is based on many datapoints. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable category came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In calculating our long-term care scores, we analyze the personal care offered to a facility's patients. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.10145 percent of its patients, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was short-term care, ended up being this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a D in this area. In our short-term care category, we endeavor to craft a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. With a score in this range in this area, we weren't surprised to discover that this nursing home was well below average in several staffing metrics we focus on. It provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare Zanesville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare Zanesville, 4.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Zanesville, 2.54% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Zanesville, 0.73% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Zanesville, 2.04% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, 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 Zanesville, 26.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Zanesville, 13.57% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Zanesville, 97.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Zanesville, 15.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Zanesville, 20.32% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Altercare Zanesville, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Zanesville, 20.32% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Zanesville, 15.66% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Zanesville, 86.25% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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