Good Shepherd Nursing Home is located in Wheeling, West Virginia, a city with a population of 43,002 people. It looks like this is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid grade. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Shepherd Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
159 Edgington Lane,
Wheeling WV 26003
90% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home especially excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in that category. Inspection scores are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, it does not appear that 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
In addition, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care grades this year. Indeed, we awarded it one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.66777 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.72 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third highest area turned out to be its short-term care score, where it was awarded a B-. In forming our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This nursing home provides a decent amount of services from physical therapists and registered nurses based on our assessment. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This place performed respectably in this metric with 47 percent of its patients returning home.
Moving on to our next area, this nursing home was awarded a decent nursing score of C. The nursing rating consists of a handful of data points, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This nursing home was relatively weak in two of the metrics we look at, with subpar scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
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, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 4.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which have suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 24.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 3.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 93.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 16.89% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 25.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 25.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 12.15 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 72.36% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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