Autumn Years Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in Sabina, Ohio. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this appears to be a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our ratings, there are certainly much worse places out there. We were also pleased to discover that this place was consistent in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Autumn Years Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an B. Our nursing grade includes several components, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next highest category we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. In computing our long-term care ratings, we assess the assistance with daily living received by a facility's residents. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 84.684685 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this facility received an acceptable short-term care score of C. In crafting these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Years Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which had UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 20% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 90.19% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Years Nursing Center, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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