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Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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1319 Spring Street,
Portsmouth OH 45662

(740) 354-6619

69.2% estimated occupancy 1

Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth is a facility located in Portsmouth, Ohio. This city has a total of 30,219 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some solid scores. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Portsmouth, which is admittedly a bit below average nationally. This place didn't meet our expectations in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

One of the reasons this is a decent nursing home is that it earned a very favorable inspection grade. In this area, we gave this facility a B+. Our inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This particular facility provided 4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Roughly a quarter of that care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these figures easily beat out the national average. Finally, this place also excelled in several of the quality measures we looked at. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning patients more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, we awarded this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable grades. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final category we analyzed is long-term care, is this nursing home's worst area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. While we determined this nursing home has a favorable quantity of nursing care provided by aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be somewhat below average. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.32258 percent of its patients. This is one figure we would like to see this facility improve. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

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

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 19.84% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 90.11% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 15.05% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 18.59% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Crystal Care Center of Portsmouth, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Portsmouth, OH

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

Looking for more options? Portsmouth, Ohio has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Kings Daughters Medical Center OhioAcute Care Hospitals 1.33 miles away1901 Argonne Road Portsmouth Ohio 45662Voluntary non-profit - Private(740) 991-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Portsmouth0.65 miles away1648 11th Street Portsmouth Ohio 45662Dialysis Stations: 12 (740) 353-7788
  • Dci - Portsmouth1.03 miles away1207 17th Street Portsmouth Ohio 45662CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (740) 351-0596

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