A.O. Fox Hospital is in Oneonta, New York. This city has a total of 22,455 people. With an overall grade of B+, this is a strong nursing home. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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A.O. Fox Hospital
- Nursing Home
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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Cardiac Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong facility is that it earned a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections is its best category grade. In that area, we gave it an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 97.69453 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing score is based on a handful of components, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a strong grade of B. Short-term care ratings are important for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
A.O. Fox Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 8.82% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 2.59% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 4.4% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 13.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 13.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 0.29% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 98.31% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 12.35% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 16% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 16% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 4.59% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In A.O. Fox Hospital, 79.94% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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