New Albany Care Center is a nursing home located in Columbus, Ohio which has a population of 783,285 people. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of our best scores. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
New Albany Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
5691 Thompson Road,
Columbus OH 43230
81.04% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
To complement its elite achievements in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care grades are vital for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. When computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at is long-term care. This facility was awarded a strong long-term care score in our assessment, with a B-. Although this was not quite as good as many of its other scores, this is nevertheless an acceptable score in that category. Long-term care grades focus on a nursing home's personal care instead of the highly skilled therapy and healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.630135 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. 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.
New Albany Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In New Albany Care Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In New Albany Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have had falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In New Albany Care Center, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In New Albany Care Center, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In New Albany Care Center, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In New Albany Care Center, 20.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In New Albany Care Center, 90.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In New Albany Care Center, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In New Albany Care Center, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In New Albany Care Center, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In New Albany Care Center, 12 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In New Albany Care Center, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Columbus, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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