Gateway Springs Health Campus is located in Hamilton, Ohio, a city with a population of 134,328 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires favorable scores in most areas. This is one of the five highest rated facilities in the city. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Gateway Springs Health Campus
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to this facility's list of achievements, it also was given a fine long-term care grade. We awarded them a dominant strong of A- in this category. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 59.999996 percent of its patients. This is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a respectable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. The nursing rating assesses quite a few factors, but the most important one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 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 facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last category, this facility was given a decent short-term care rating. Even though this is not as impressive as a few of its other scores, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. Our short-term care ratings are probably most meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gateway Springs Health Campus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 20.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 90.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gateway Springs Health Campus, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Hamilton, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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