Located in Steubenville, Ohio, Dixon Healthcare Center is one of nine facilities in this city. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. Although this grade isn't too far off the city grade in Steubenville which is a C, you still ought to be able to do better. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Dixon Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing rating features numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, while this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this statistic.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given its third highest category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a C in this area, which is a respectable grade. In forming our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care, ended up being this facility's worst category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this area. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. After we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 99.03846 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dixon Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients that sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have had urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 20% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 90.19% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dixon Healthcare Center, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Steubenville, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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
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