Autumn Court is one of a mere two available facilities located in Ottawa, Ohio. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some decent marks. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to be a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its remarkable inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
The second highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's third best category was short-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this area, it still performed somewhat badly. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a reliable assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. With its weak rating in this area, we were not shocked to find this facility offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was long-term care, which ended up being a low point for this nursing home. We gave this facility a D in our long-term care category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility administered the vaccine to only 80 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Court Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Court, 4.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Court, 6.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of 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 Autumn Court, 0.53% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Court, 58.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Court, 33.86% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Court, 38.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Court, 85.74% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Court, 12.97% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Court, 8.17% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Autumn Court, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Court, 8.17% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.