Heartland of Chillicothe is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Chillicothe, Ohio. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Heartland of Chillicothe
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1058 Columbus St,
Chillicothe OH 45601
71.61% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong grade in our short-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this place provides its patients at least 1.5 times as many physical therapist hours per week than the typical nursing home. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Ohio in this area with 57 percent of its residents returning home.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing scores are largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 2.5 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of C in that area. Our long-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of care. This includes a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is a very solid figure. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.5 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland of Chillicothe Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 19.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 90.11% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 15.05% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 18.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland of Chillicothe, 74.53% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Chillicothe, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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