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. We were also pleased to find that this place received consistently decent grades in all of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Forest Hill Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a nursing score which is stronger than its overall grade. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in this area. When calculating our nursing scores, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
We also awarded this nursing home a B- for our inspections rating. This is more impressive than its overall grade. We believe that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable category ended up being its short-term care score, where it received a grade of C. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a C in this category. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.52607 percent of its patients. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents which have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 20.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 90.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Hill Retirement Community, 75.25% Percentage 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.
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 C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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