Garfield Heights is located in Cleveland, Ohio. The city offers a variety of available nursing homes. This nursing home was given an overall score of B+. Indeed, this proved to be one of the top fifteen facilities nursing homes in Cleveland. As far as we can see, this place is a good fit for most people. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an B+. The nursing rating includes quite a few factors, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our more positive scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 89.1635 percent of its patients. This is slightly less than we were hoping for. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home received an above average short-term care grade in our assessment, with a grade of B-. While this was not quite as impressive as some of its other scores, this is still a decent rating in that category. Our short-term care scores are arguably more critical for people needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Garfield Heights Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Garfield Heights, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Garfield Heights, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garfield Heights, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garfield Heights, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Garfield Heights, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Garfield Heights, 21.39% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Garfield Heights, 88.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Garfield Heights, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Garfield Heights, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Garfield Heights, 1.43 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Garfield Heights, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Garfield Heights, 12.98 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 Garfield Heights, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Cleveland, 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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