With an address in Ashland, Ohio, Good Shepherd The is one of four facilities in this city. Featuring an overall grade of B, this nursing home is a quality option. We found this facility to be better than the majority of the nursing homes in Ashland, which has a city grade of B-. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Shepherd The
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
622 Center St,
Ashland OH 44805
83.2% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality facility is that it received a very impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that category, we awarded it an A. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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 this facility's other strengths is its elite long-term care grade. It received one of our best scores in that category, with a grade of A-. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the well above average volume of care provided by aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were happy with the nursing home's vaccination data. For example, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. This combination proved to be successful as this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.61 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its third highest category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this area, which is a respectable score. Our short-term care grade is typically used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services To have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. This place performed better than most nursing homes with 55.5 percent of its residents returning home.
Our next category is nursing, in which we gave this nursing home a grade of C in this area. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides an impressive 4.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is among the higher totals in Ohio. Lastly, we also factored some quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. Specifically, we looked at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these data points as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd The Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd The, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd The, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd The, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd The, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd The, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd The, 19.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd The, 90.11% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd The, 15.05% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd The, 18.59% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Good Shepherd The, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd The, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd The, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd The, 74.53% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Ashland, 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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