Forest Hill Retirement Community is one of only three facilities in Saint Clairsville, Ohio. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. Based on our ratings, there are certainly much worse facilities out there. We were also pleased to find that this place received consistently decent grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Forest Hill Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a nursing rating which is stronger than its overall grade. We gave this place an above average score of B+ in this area. Our nursing score looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
We also awarded this facility a B- for our inspections rating. This is better than its overall grade. Our inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a decent score in the area of long-term care, where it received a B-. In determining our long-term care scores, we scrutinize the personal care offered to the nursing home's patients. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 98.630135 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed was short-term care. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a C. In our short-term care grade, we strive to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The question is whether this adversely impacted quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Hill Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 0.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 3.2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 0.48% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who had a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 1.46% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 27.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 11.06% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 99.32% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 23.98% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 12.67% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 12.67% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 6.59% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 82.15% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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