Located in Zanesville, Ohio, Altercare Zanesville is one of seven available facilities in the city. This facility is a well below average facility. A score of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. Although this score isn't too far off the city grade in Zanesville which is a C, you still should be able to do better. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't give this facility a good overall grade, we actually gave it a relatively strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid facilities that have too many severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is a very low figure. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second least favorable category is long-term care, where it earned just a D in that area. This is a well below average grade. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 94.308945 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at was short-term care, which was a low point for this facility. We awarded this facility a grade of just D for the area of short-term care. In our short-term care category, we try to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, about 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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare Zanesville, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that have sustained a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare Zanesville, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare Zanesville, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare Zanesville, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare Zanesville, 20.26% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare Zanesville, 90.12% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare Zanesville, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare Zanesville, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Altercare Zanesville, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare Zanesville, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare Zanesville, 12 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare Zanesville, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Zanesville, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Zanesville, Ohio has 6 other nursing homes
- Genesis HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.99 miles away2951 Maple Avenue Zanesville Ohio 43701Voluntary non-profit - Private(740) 454-5000