Located in West Liberty, Ohio, Green Hills Community is the sole nursing home we found in the city. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on our assessment, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Green Hills Community
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its inspection grade. This score is far more impressive than its overall grade. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. We wish we had more information about this nursing home. Without having all of the information regarding deficiencies, it was a challenge to evaluate the place in the inspections category.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a positive score in our short-term care category. We awarded this facility a better than average grade of B in that category. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more important for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. When determining our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care, turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a D in that category. This really is one of just a few dings of a very solid profile. Facilities that do not score well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated only 72.1519 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Green Hills Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Green Hills Community, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Green Hills Community, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Green Hills Community, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Green Hills Community, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Green Hills Community, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Green Hills Community, 20% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Green Hills Community, 90.19% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Green Hills Community, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Green Hills Community, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Green Hills Community, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Green Hills Community, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Green Hills Community, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Green Hills Community, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.