Life Care Center of Elyria is an average-sized facility in Elyria, Ohio. It looks like this is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Life Care Center of Elyria
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Elyria, Ohio Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded high grades in the category of short-term care as well. As a result, we gave it one of our most elite scores in that category with a score of A. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Our nursing rating includes a host of datapoints. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. This facility was awarded a strong long-term care score in our assessment, with a B-. Although this is not nearly as good as a few of its other scores, this is still an acceptable grade in that area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.583336 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Elyria Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 11.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 1.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 2.15% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 12.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 18.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 0.97% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 98.94% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 13.13% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 11.81% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 11.81% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 11.91% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Elyria, 81.43% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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