With an address in Wooster, Ohio, Avenue at Wooster is one of seven available nursing homes in this area. With an overall rating of C, this looks like a decent nursing home. We wanted to point out that Wooster received a city grade of B+, so you may wish to look at other options in the city as well. This facility didn't fare well in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Avenue at Wooster
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1700 East Smithville Western Road,
Wooster OH 44691
87.68% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home earned a decent overall grade, its inspections score is notably better than its overall score. Due to a strong government inspection report this year, it earned one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B+. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's short-term care score is one of its respectable grades. The facility received a grade of B- in this area. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is considered to be a solid assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is long-term care, which was a weak link for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in our long-term care category. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.6063 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avenue at Wooster Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avenue at Wooster, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avenue at Wooster, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avenue at Wooster, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which experienced a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avenue at Wooster, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avenue at Wooster, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avenue at Wooster, 20.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avenue at Wooster, 90.12% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avenue at Wooster, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avenue at Wooster, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Avenue at Wooster, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avenue at Wooster, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avenue at Wooster, 12 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avenue at Wooster, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Wooster, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Wooster, Ohio has 6 other nursing homes
- Wooster Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.6 miles away1761 Beall Avenue Wooster Ohio 44691Government - Local(330) 263-8100
- Aultman Orrville HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 8.61 miles away832 South Main Street Orrville Ohio 44667Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 682-3010
- Lodi Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.13 miles away225 Elyria Street Lodi Ohio 44254Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 948-1222
- Davita Wooster Dialysis1.17 miles away4190 Burbank Road Wooster, Ohio Wooster Ohio 44691Dialysis Stations: 12 (330) 345-1130
- Fmc - Wayne County Kidney Center1.34 miles away387 West Milltown Rd Wooster Ohio 44691CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (330) 345-2060
- Fmc - Wadsworth Dialysis17.79 miles away1160 Williams Reserve Blvd. Wadsworth Ohio 44281Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 336-8070
- Us Renal Care Norton Home Therapies18.81 miles away3300 Greenwich Road Suite 13 Barberton Ohio 44203Dialysis Stations: 5 (330) 825-2354