Merit House is a small facility located in Toledo, Ohio. We gave this nursing home a very respectable overall rating of B+. After sizing up the other facilities in Toledo, this appears to be a better choice than many of them. This is impressive given that the city features some solid facilities. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. Fortunately, this facility did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 53 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Individual

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: BAug 20: A
Historical

In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also earned an elite long-term care score. We gave it one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this nursing home had 3.69 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as favorable as most of its other scores in this category, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities based on the medical complexity of patients.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: A+Sep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it an A for that area. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing score is based on a number of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The last category we looked at was short-term care, in which this facility received a B-. While this turned out to be its least impressive category score, this is nevertheless not a poor grade. Our short-term care grades are crucial for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This proved to be more of a strength for this facility. In fact, we found that it outperformed the majority of facilities in this area with 49.4 percent of its patients returning home. This is a higher rate than most nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Merit House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
A-
5%
State
B+
6.81%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Provider
A
1.22%
State
B
3.52%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Provider
D
6.79%
State
B+
2.04%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
D
20.83%
State
B
13.98%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
D
31.76%
State
B
21.49%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
F
33.33%
State
C
15.32%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
92.09%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.

Provider
D
23.24%
State
B
15.22%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.

Provider
A-
21.23%
State
B
17.92%
National
B
17.11%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
C
2.11
State
B+
1.5
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
C
21.23
State
B
17.92
National
B
17.11

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
4.73
State
B
10.51
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
B-
63.96%
State
B
67.21%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Toledo Hospital The 2.69 mi
2142 North Cove Boulevard Toledo Ohio 43606
(419) 291-7463
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Mercy Health St Vincent Medical Center 2.69 mi
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Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital 5.88 mi
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University of Toledo Medical Center 6.24 mi
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Bay Park Community Hospital 7.37 mi
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St Luke's Hospital 11.68 mi
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Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital 17.94 mi
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Nearby Dialysis

Davita-Miracle Mile Dialysis 1.23 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
4925 Jackman Road Unit 59 Toledo Ohio 43613
(419) 474-4989
Dialysis Centers of Northwest Ohio, Ltd 1.55 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 15
5719 Jackman Rd Toledo Ohio 43613
(419) 471-1710
Fmc - Toledo Laskey Dialysis 2.04 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
2532 W. Laskey Road Toledo Ohio 43613
(419) 474-8995
Mercy St. Vincent Dialysis 2.14 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
2213 Cherry Street, Hemodialysis Unit Toledo Ohio 43608
(419) 251-4760
The Toledo Hospital Dialysis 2.55 mi
Dialysis Stations: 5
2142 North Cove Blvd Toledo Ohio 43606
(419) 291-8670
Davita - West Toledo 2.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
2900 Carrskadon Avenue Toledo Ohio 43606
(419) 531-0755
Fkc-Toledo Downtown Dialysis 3.2 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
1313 Cherry Street Toledo Ohio 43608
(419) 243-7729
Fmc - Toledo Central Dialysis 3.24 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
3100 West Central Avenue, Suite 100 Toledo Ohio 43606
(419) 539-4000