Butler County Care Facility is a nursing home located in Hamilton, Ohio. This city has a population of 134,328 people. Our rating scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. This is one of the five worst rated facilities in Hamilton based on the data we assessed. With many other nursing homes in the city, you may simply want to look elsewhere. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 109 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - City/county

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: BApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our long-term care rating. In our long-term care category, we focus more on the quantity of care provided by a nursing home, along with a series of qualitative statistics. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated only 67.96117 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 2.51 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this figure is quite a bit higher than the national average, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to the medical complexity of patients.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C for our nursing rating, which isn't a bad grade. Nursing scores are largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 2.5 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.

Facility Inspections

D
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: BJun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Sadly, this facility received a grade of just D in our inspection category. This is well below average grade. One of the more important factors in assessing inspection reports is deficiencies. We suggest you pay close attention to the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home had 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 8 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Short-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Turning to our fourth category, this facility really didn't perform very well in this area either. With a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this nursing home provides far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical nursing home. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 37.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Butler County Care Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A+
2.46%
State
B+
6.81%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
B-
4.21%
State
B
3.52%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
F
7.95%
State
B+
2.04%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
25.1%
State
B
13.98%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
D
33.33%
State
B
21.49%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
B-
2.96%
State
C
15.32%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Provider
F
79.81%
State
B
92.09%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Provider
B
13.64%
State
B
15.22%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.

Provider
B
16.24%
State
B
17.92%
National
B
17.11%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Provider
F
3.06
State
B+
1.5
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B
16.24
State
B
17.92
National
B
17.11

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
F
17.89
State
B
10.51
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
68.97%
State
B
67.21%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Butler County LLC 1.41 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
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Davita - West Hamilton Dialysis 2.13 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
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CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
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(513) 863-6882
Davita - Fairfield Dialysis 3.15 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
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Fresenius Medical Care Butler County, LLC 3.7 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
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Bullock Dialysis LLC 4.16 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
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Davita - Ross Dialysis 4.37 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
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Dci - Forest Park 6.98 mi
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