Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center is one of only three nursing homes located in Newark, Ohio. 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 Newark which is a C, you still should be able to do better. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
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Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall grade was not a highlight, it did receive a very good score in the category of inspections. We gave it a grade of B for that area, which is one of our better grades. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid facilities that have a long list of deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an B-. The nursing rating weighs several subcategories. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below average. Lastly, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a C. In the area of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is long-term care, ended up being this nursing home's worst area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 78.49462 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which have had a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 21.39% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 88.91% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 1.43 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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