Avenue at North Ridgeville is a facility located in North Ridgeville, Ohio. The city has a total of 29,563 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall score of B+, making it the highest graded nursing home in North Ridgeville. In our view, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Avenue at North Ridgeville
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. We would like to have more information about this facility. Without having complete deficiency data, it ended up being challenging to grade this nursing home in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's impressive category scores came in the category of short-term care. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. The nursing rating analyzes several factors, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provided 0.5 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded turned out to be this nursing home's poorest category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- for long-term care. In computing our long-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 97.89474 percent of its residents, which is a very solid total. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avenue at North Ridgeville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents which have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 20% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 90.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avenue at North Ridgeville, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.