Blossom Hill Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Huntsburg, Ohio. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of our better scores. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. The best part of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Blossom Hill Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a score of A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care scores are critical for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last category we graded is nursing. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. This actually proved to be this facility's least impressive category. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blossom Hill Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have sustained falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 20% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 90.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blossom Hill Care Center, 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 Blossom Hill Care Center, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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