Liberty Retirement Community of Lima is a nursing home in Lima, Ohio, which has a total of 86,954 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable marks. Based on our assessment, this facility would be a solid choice for most people. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
It should also be noted that this facility's nursing score outpaced its overall rating. We awarded it a B+ for its nursing score, which is one of our better scores. Our nursing rating analyzes a handful of components, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning patients more often.
It should also be noted that this facility's inspection grade was strong as well. We gave it a grade of B for inspections, which is one of our better scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category turned out to be short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a C. Our short-term care scores are important for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a C. For patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 96 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents which sustained UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 20.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 90.12% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Liberty Retirement Community of Lima, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Lima, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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