Forest Hill Retirement Community is one of four facilities in Saint Clairsville, Ohio. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. Based on our analysis, there are definitely far worse facilities out there. This facility did not meet our expectations in all of our categories, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about these categories can be found below.
Forest Hill Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's short-term care score is more impressive than its overall grade. Due to a strong performance in this category, it received one of our better scores in that area with a B+. With our short-term care grade, we try to craft a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an B. Our nursing grade is based on a variety of datapoints. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 nursing home the country 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 protocol of moving residents more frequently.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this nursing home has earned respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is long-term care, which turned out to be a low point for this facility. We awarded this facility a grade of just D in the area of long-term care. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinates 99.52381 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 20% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 90.19% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Saint Clairsville, 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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