Forest Hills Center is a small facility in Columbus, Ohio. Our scoring system was not very kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall rating of F. In our grading scheme, this is one of the five worst rated facilities in Columbus. In a city with more than 30 other facilities, you ought to be able to find a better option. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Forest Hills Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall score was as bad as it gets, it actually performed pretty well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to discover that this facility received a somewhat respectable long-term care rating this year. We awarded it a C in that area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 70.26022 percent of its residents. This is pretty significantly lower than what we were hoping for. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is short-term care. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in that category. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a score this poor in this category, we weren't shocked to find that this facility was below average in many staffing areas we looked at. The nursing home provided far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 3.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Hills Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Hills Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hills Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hills Center, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who have sustained urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hills Center, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hills Center, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hills Center, 20% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hills Center, 90.19% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Hills Center, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Hills Center, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Forest Hills Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Hills Center, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Hills Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Hills Center, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Columbus, 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-plus
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