Merit House is a small nursing home located in Toledo, Ohio. We awarded this facility a very respectable overall score of B. After analyzing the other options in Toledo, this seems to be a higher quality choice than the majority of them. Even in a city featuring 16 other nursing homes, this nursing home should be a sound option. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall grade, we gave this place an A for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
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+. Nursing ratings are largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our better scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B. In our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care. We awarded it a B- in that area. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this category. Long-term care grades are often used to score a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.83041 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Merit House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Merit House, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Merit House, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Merit House, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Merit House, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Merit House, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Merit House, 20.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Merit House, 90.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Merit House, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Merit House, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Merit House, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Merit House, 12 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Merit House, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Toledo, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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