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Northwestern Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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570 North Rocky River Drive,
Berea OH 44017

(440) 243-2122

92.4% estimated occupancy 1

Northwestern Center is the sole option we identified in Berea, Ohio. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. In our view, we would struggle to recommend this nursing home. In spite of all this, this nursing home did just fine in 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

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with too many deficiencies flagged. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Not having any deficiencies is this facility's greatest accomplishment.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only earned a grade of D for its short-term care rating, which happens to be one of its more favorable category grades. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. With a grade this poor for this category, we weren't surprised to learn this facility was well below average in several staffing metrics we looked at. It offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. It performed better in this area, with 50.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. The nursing score analyzes a handful of subcategories, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility offered just 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Unfortunately, this nursing home also had terrible marks in some of the quality-based measures to go along with its weak nursing hour totals. We looked at the percentage of residents suffering pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This place was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this metric. This is a bad sign when you consider that so many pressure ulcers could be avoided with better nursing care. This metric helped pull down this facility's nursing grade significantly.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final category we graded is long-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 84.69388 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.49 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Northwestern Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Northwestern Center, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Northwestern Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Northwestern Center, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Northwestern Center, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Northwestern Center, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Northwestern Center, 19.84% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Northwestern Center, 90.11% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Northwestern Center, 15.05% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Northwestern Center, 18.59% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Northwestern Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Northwestern Center, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Northwestern Center, 11.79 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Northwestern Center, 74.53% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southwest General Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.44 miles away18697 Bagley Road Cleveland Ohio 44130Voluntary non-profit - Private(440) 816-6701
  • Fairview HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.21 miles away18101 Lorain Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44111Voluntary non-profit - Private(216) 476-7000
  • Uh St John Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.69 miles away29000 Center Ridge Road Westlake Ohio 44145Voluntary non-profit - Private(440) 835-8000
  • Metrohealth SystemAcute Care Hospitals 10.07 miles away2500 Metrohealth Drive Cleveland Ohio 44109Voluntary non-profit - Other(216) 778-7089
  • Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.85 miles away1730 West 25th Street Cleveland Ohio 44113Voluntary non-profit - Private(216) 696-4300
  • St Vincent Charity Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.46 miles away2351 East 22nd Street Cleveland Ohio 44115Voluntary non-profit - Private(216) 861-6200
  • Marymount HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.75 miles away12300 Mccracken Road Cleveland Ohio 44125Voluntary non-profit - Private(216) 581-0500
  • Cleveland ClinicAcute Care Hospitals 14.96 miles away9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44195Voluntary non-profit - Private(216) 445-8400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Center for Dialysis Care Middleburg Heights0.93 miles away6749 Eastland Road Cleveland Ohio 44130Dialysis Stations: 20 (440) 234-3916
  • Davita - Middleburg Heights Dialysis1.99 miles away7360 Engle Road Cleveland Ohio 44130Dialysis Stations: 24 (440) 891-5645
  • Davita - Villa of Great Northern2.97 miles away22710 Fairview Center Dr., Ste 100 Cleveland Ohio 44126Dialysis Stations: 7 (440) 734-4630
  • Fmc - Cleveland Clinic West3.56 miles away14670 Snow Road Brookpark Ohio 44142CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (216) 267-1451
  • Davita - Parma Heights Dialysis5.15 miles away9050 North Church Drive Cleveland Ohio 44130CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (440) 842-0895
  • Center for Dialysis Care Westside Home Care LLC5.57 miles away24651 Center Ridge Rd Suite 450 Westlake Ohio 44145Dialysis Stations: 10 (440) 899-2808
  • Davita - Parma Dialysis5.75 miles away6735 Ames Road Cleveland Ohio 44129Dialysis Stations: 19 (440) 743-0690
  • Davita - Hilliard Dialysis6.42 miles away19133 Hilliard Blvd Rocky River Ohio 44116CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (216) 712-4700

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