Good Shepherd Nursing Home is a large non-profit facility located in Wheeling, West Virginia. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. This nursing home seems to have a few things working in its favor. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Good Shepherd Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
159 Edgington Lane,
Wheeling WV 26003
92.23% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in West Virginia Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. It doesn't look like we were able to find 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
Additionally, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home received impressive long-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our better grades in this area, with a B. This turned out to be the facility's second strongest score. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.68354 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities third best category was short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this area. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
This facility's weakest area was nursing, which is the final category we scored. For this category, we gave this facility a D. We analyzed the levels of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our grade in this category. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 9.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 5.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 17.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 24.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 3.17% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 93.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 16.15% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 18.95% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 18.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 12.45 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 73.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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