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. With more than 20 other facilities in the city, you may simply want to look elsewhere. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Forest Hills Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this place's overall grade was terrible, it actually performed pretty well in the category 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 substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While 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 didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility's next most favorable score was long-term care. Nevertheless, with a grade of D in this category, it still performed relatively badly. Facilities that don't fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 50.526314 percent of its residents. This is pretty significantly lower than average. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another concern was the F this facility received in the category of short-term care. Our short-term care grade is often used to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services To have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. As you might expect, we found that this place provides substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical nursing home. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next area we looked at was nursing, where this facility was given a very poor score in this category as well. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this category, which is obviously somewhat alarming. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Hills Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Hills Center, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hills Center, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hills Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients that experienced a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hills Center, 25.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hills Center, 8.37% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hills Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hills Center, 73.24% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Hills Center, 10.7% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Hills Center, 6.72% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Forest Hills Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Hills Center, 6.72% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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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