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Birchwood Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Birchwood Care Center's website

4070 Hamilton Mason Road,
Hamilton OH 45011

(513) 868-3300

88.26% estimated occupancy 1

Birchwood Care Center is a small nursing home in Hamilton, Ohio. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. We found this nursing home to be better than most of the nursing homes in Hamilton, which has a city grade of B-. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this nursing home's above average category grades came in the category of long-term care. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a score of B+. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 93.023254 percent of its residents. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's third best category was short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this category. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. Our short-term care scores are important for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The final category we assessed is nursing. This facility received a C for this area. Nursing ratings are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this metric. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Birchwood Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Birchwood Care Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Birchwood Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that experienced falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Birchwood Care Center, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents which had a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Birchwood Care Center, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Birchwood Care Center, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Birchwood Care Center, 20.26% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Birchwood Care Center, 90.12% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Birchwood Care Center, 14.88% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Birchwood Care Center, 16.29% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Birchwood Care Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Birchwood Care Center, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Birchwood Care Center, 75.25% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Hamilton, OH

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita - Forest Fair6.19 miles away1145 Kemper Meadow Drive 45240 Cincinnati Ohio 45231CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (513) 674-1691
  • Dci - Forest Park6.25 miles away1075 Kemper Meadow Dr Cincinnati Ohio 45240Dialysis Stations: 15 (513) 522-6200
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