East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Martins Ferry, Ohio. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing ended up being its best category. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. Nursing grades are largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Ohio in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other strengths is its first-rate short-term care score. It received one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of A. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is long-term care. This facility was given a high-end long-term care grade. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 95.454544 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Finally, we also awarded this facility a B- for our inspections category. This facility didn't have any real weak links. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Serious Falls
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 20.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 90.12% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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