Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center is located in Wheelersburg, Ohio. This city has 12,147 people. This facility was given an overall score of F. This place is just about as bad as it gets. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection reports. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
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Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this facility's litany of rock-bottom scores was its F in the category of short-term care. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. With a score in this range for this category, we were not shocked to learn that this facility was below average in several staffing metrics we looked at. It provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Our next category we assessed was long-term care, in which this nursing home was given an F. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility provided the vaccine to a relatively low 67.51055 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
The next category we looked at is nursing, where this facility was given an abysmal grade here also. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is obviously a major concern. We weighed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these data points to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 11.52% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 6.75% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which experienced falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 2.12% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 7.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 14.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 0% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 81.9% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.07% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 20.21% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 0.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 20.21% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 13.14% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center, 68.62% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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