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. This was not the worse facility we looked at, however, we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. 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.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 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.
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- 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
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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.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its second most favorable category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is a decent grade. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is considered to be a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. It provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third best area we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our long-term care ratings are important for residents looking for personal care. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 98.76033 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next category we graded was nursing, which turned out to be a weak spot for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a D in the area of nursing. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Amherst Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Amherst Meadows, 5.12% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Amherst Meadows, 5.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Amherst Meadows, 3.93% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Amherst Meadows, 0.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Amherst Meadows, 17.37% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Amherst Meadows, 19.38% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Amherst Meadows, 99.38% 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, 5.85% 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, 7.73% 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, 7.73% 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, 25.28% 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, 70.08% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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