Harbor Healthcare of Ironton is a large facility located in Ironton, Ohio. This isn't a high quality nursing home with a D overall grade. Unfortunately, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Ironton. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Ironton. The city has just two other nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Harbor Healthcare of Ironton
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections rating. This score is far better than the nursing home's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The second highest area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our long-term care scores are more important for those in need of more conventional services associated with activities of daily living. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. The nursing rating is based on numerous datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this category, which is a rock bottom score. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harbor Healthcare of Ironton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that sustained falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 20% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 90.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harbor Healthcare of Ironton, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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