Good Shepherd The is located in Ashland, Ohio, a city with a population of 32,345 people. This nursing home proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. In our view, this place looks like a solid choice for most people. This place is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Good Shepherd The
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we rated this facility so well is that it was given a strong long-term care score. Indeed, long-term care is its second most impressive category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 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 received an impressive short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area with a score of B+. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The last category we rated was nursing. This nursing home was awarded a strong nursing grade in our assessment, with a grade of B-. Even though this isn't nearly as good as many of its other category grades, this remains a respectable score in this area. There are quite a few factors included in this category. Many of these factors relate to nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a resident at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd The Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd The, 7.75% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd The, 3.2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd The, 0.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd The, 19.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd The, 35.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd The, 11.6% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd The, 97.14% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd The, 23.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd The, 10.72% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Good Shepherd The, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd The, 10.72% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd The, 12.32% 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 The, 74.87% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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