Amherst Meadows is a senior living facility in Massillon, Ohio. The city has a population of 65,540 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically indicates some concerning datapoints. Interestingly, it turned out to be one of the three highest graded nursing homes in Massillon. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Amherst Meadows has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we would like to point out its decent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded it a somewhat respectable score of B- in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Our nursing grade includes many datapoints, however, the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in this category. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is often a fair measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility was awarded an acceptable long-term care grade of B-. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Amherst Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Amherst Meadows, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Amherst Meadows, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Amherst Meadows, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Amherst Meadows, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Amherst Meadows, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Amherst Meadows, 20.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Amherst Meadows, 90.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Amherst Meadows, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Amherst Meadows, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Amherst Meadows, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Amherst Meadows, 12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Amherst Meadows, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Massillon, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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