Located in West Liberty, Ohio, Green Hills Community is the sole nursing home we found in the city. It looks like this is a very good nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good rating. Based on our analysis, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Green Hills Community
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 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
In addition to performing well overall, this facility received nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A+. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find deficiency data for this facility. We would like to have more information about this facility. Without having access to the deficiency related data, it is a challenge to really evaluate it in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we graded this nursing home so well is that it received a dominant short-term care grade. In fact, short-term care is its second highest category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a score of A-. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. There are several factors included in this category. Many of the subcategories are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a patient even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, this facility received a respectable long-term care score. Although this was not as dominant as some of its other scores, this is still not a poor grade. Long-term care grades are typically used to measure a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated a relatively low 82.74336 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Green Hills Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Green Hills Community, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Green Hills Community, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Green Hills Community, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Green Hills Community, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. 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, 22.46% 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, 20.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Green Hills Community, 90.12% 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, 14.88% 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, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Green Hills Community, 1.36 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, 16.29 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, 12 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, 75.25% 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.