Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center is one of five facilities in Newark, Ohio. This facility received an alarming overall rating based on the data we assessed. Although the city grade in Newark which is also just a D, you still should be able to do better. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center
- 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
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. Inspection grades are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to discover that this nursing home earned a somewhat respectable short-term care score this year. We awarded it a B- in that category. In forming these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. 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 hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the number of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This facility fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home really did not perform well in this area either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in long-term care, this is really as terrible as it gets. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this nursing home administered the vaccine to a relatively low 87.209305 percent of its patients, which is a bit of a concern. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. 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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents which experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 20.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 90.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 12 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Flint Ridge Nrsg & Rehab Center, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Newark, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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