Laurels of Mt Vernon The is an average-sized nursing home in Mount Vernon, Ohio. With an overall grade of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. This nursing home did not fare well in all of our categories, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Laurels of Mt Vernon The
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
13 Avalon Road,
Mount Vernon OH 43050
79.17% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a nursing score which is stronger than its overall grade. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. We assessed the licensure of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. In crafting these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This place performed decently in this area, with 48.2 percent of its patients returning home.
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Next we looked at this nursing home's inspection score This grade is based on the facility's recent inspections. We awarded it a C in this category. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was long-term care, which proved to be a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D in the area of long-term care. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 96.12676 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.24 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurels of Mt Vernon The Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 19.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 90.11% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 15.05% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 18.59% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laurels of Mt Vernon The, 74.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
- Knox Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.26 miles away1330 Coshocton Road Mount Vernon Ohio 43050Voluntary non-profit - Other(740) 393-9000