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North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente

Updated Aug 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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600 Trail Ridge Rd,
Albion IN 46701

(260) 636-1000

41.42% estimated occupancy 1

North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente is an average-sized facility in Albion, Indiana. Featuring an overall score of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. Based on our assessment, you would be better off to steer clear of this place. We were surprisingly able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

While we gave this place a poor overall grade, we gave it a grade of B for our inspections category. This was the result of the nursing home receiving a quality inspection report this year. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of D. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is below the national average. This nursing home also had abysmal marks in some of the quality-based metrics to go along with its low nursing hours. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and we were quite disappointed. This nursing home was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this metric. This is likely a bad sign in light of the fact that many pressure ulcers are preventable with better nursing care. This metric helped pull down this facility's nursing rating significantly.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

We gave this nursing home just a D for our long-term care rating. This is not a score to write home about. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 94.666664 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. We were far less impressed with the facility's hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 3.1 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is nearly double the national average.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Turning to the fourth area, this facility did not fare well in this category either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this is really as terrible as it gets. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home offers far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 39.2 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 3.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 1.95% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 12.55% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 91.52% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 16.15% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 17.47% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 17.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 11.18 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente, 73.66% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Parkview Noble HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.11 miles away401 Sawyer Rd Kendallville Indiana 46755Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 347-8700
  • Parkview Lagrange HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.78 miles away207 N Townline Rd Lagrange Indiana 46761Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 463-9000
  • Parkview Whitley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.08 miles away1260 E Sr 205 Columbia City Indiana 46725Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 248-9301
  • Dekalb HealthAcute Care Hospitals 19.91 miles away1316 E Seventh St Auburn Indiana 46706Voluntary non-profit - Private(260) 925-4600

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Kendallville Renal Care Center7.3 miles away602 Sawyer Road Kendallville Indiana 46755CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (260) 599-0423
  • Fmc - Dekalb County Dialysis17.83 miles away1144 West 15th Street Auburn Indiana 46706Dialysis Stations: 12 (260) 927-1309
  • Davita- Quad Counties Dialysis Center18.17 miles away528 N Grandstaff Drive Auburn Indiana 46706Dialysis Stations: 9 (260) 927-0100

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