With an address in Wooster, Ohio, Avenue at Wooster is one of just a few available facilities in the area. Our rating scheme was not favorable to this nursing home, as it received an overall rating of F. Based on our assessment, this facility probably isn't a good fit for anyone. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Avenue at Wooster
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it earned a relatively impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our more favorable scores in that category with a B. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to find that this nursing home received a solid short-term care grade in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more important for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
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We were stunned to find that this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best grades. We assessed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in computing our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care. This facility received a poor grade of F in this category. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 95.12195 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, a few 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, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avenue at Wooster, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avenue at Wooster, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avenue at Wooster, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avenue at Wooster, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avenue at Wooster, 21.39% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avenue at Wooster, 88.91% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avenue at Wooster, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avenue at Wooster, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Avenue at Wooster, 1.43 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avenue at Wooster, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avenue at Wooster, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
Measures 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, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
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