Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation is a very-small facility located in Bowerston, Ohio. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road score. At the end of the day, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this nursing home a B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our higher grades. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 92.59259 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a decent grade of C. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This category is frequently a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Moving on to our final area, we gave this facility a grade of D in nursing. This was the nursing home's least impressive category rating. Naturally, this grade pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. When determining our nursing scores, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is well below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 20.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 90.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bowerston Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
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