With an address in Wooster, Ohio, Avenue at Wooster is one of seven available nursing homes in this area. With an overall rating of D, this is a relatively poor nursing home. Based on our analysis, this facility likely isn't the best fit for most people. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Avenue at Wooster
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 we didn't give this nursing home a good overall score, we actually gave it a relatively strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B+. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a middle of the pack score in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of B-. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. In calculating a facility's nursing rating, we assess the amount of time nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This place provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is long-term care. We gave it an F for this category, which is a poor score. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, 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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avenue at Wooster, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avenue at Wooster, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avenue at Wooster, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avenue at Wooster, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avenue at Wooster, 20% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avenue at Wooster, 90.19% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avenue at Wooster, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avenue at Wooster, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Avenue at Wooster, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avenue at Wooster, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avenue at Wooster, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avenue at Wooster, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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-plus
- 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
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- 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