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Good Shepherd The

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Good Shepherd The's website

622 Center St,
Ashland OH 44805

(419) 289-3523

73.2% estimated occupancy 1

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+. This facility turned out to be one of the better facilities in Ashland. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • 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
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do 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

Grade: A-minus

Among this facility's other accomplishments is its top-shelf long-term care score. We gave them one of our most impressive grades in that area, with a grade of A-. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home was awarded strong grades in the category of short-term care as well. In fact, we gave it one of our highest grades in that area with a score of A-. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we analyzed was nursing. This nursing home was given a better than average nursing score in our assessment, with a B-. Even though this is not as strong as several of its other grades, this remains an acceptable grade in this category. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Good Shepherd The Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Good Shepherd The, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd The, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd The, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd The, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Good Shepherd The, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Good Shepherd The, 20.26% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd The, 90.12% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd The, 14.88% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd The, 16.29% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd The, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd The, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd The, 12 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd The, 75.25% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Scores for Ashland, OH

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Ashland, Ohio has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Ohiohealth Mansfield HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.7 miles away335 Glessner Avenue Mansfield Ohio 44903Voluntary non-profit - Private(419) 526-8000
  • Avita OntarioAcute Care Hospitals 15.97 miles away715 Richland Mall Mansfield Ohio 44906Voluntary non-profit - Private(567) 307-7666
  • Ohiohealth Shelby HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.81 miles away199 West Main Street Shelby Ohio 44875Voluntary non-profit - Private(419) 342-5015
  • Lodi Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.71 miles away225 Elyria Street Lodi Ohio 44254Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 948-1222
  • Wooster Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.89 miles away1761 Beall Avenue Wooster Ohio 44691Government - Local(330) 263-8100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Ashland County1.98 miles away1100 Redwood Drive Ashland Ohio 44805CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (419) 281-7800
  • Fmc - Mansfield Kidney Center15.08 miles away647 Bally Row Mansfield Ohio 44906CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (419) 775-1730
  • Fmc - Richland County15.1 miles away680 Bally Row Mansfield Ohio 44906CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (419) 774-0180
  • Davita - Mid Ohio Dialysis15.8 miles away2148 W 4th St Mansfield Ohio 44906Dialysis Stations: 13 (419) 747-4039
  • Davita Wooster Dialysis19.04 miles away4190 Burbank Road Wooster, Ohio Wooster Ohio 44691Dialysis Stations: 12 (330) 345-1130
  • Fmc - Wayne County Kidney Center19.24 miles away387 West Milltown Rd Wooster Ohio 44691CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (330) 345-2060