Norwalk Memorial Home is the lone option we identified in Norwalk, Ohio. After receiving an overall grade of A, this nursing home is ranked among the most impressive facilities we looked at. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This place also received very consistent scores in all of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Norwalk Memorial Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
272 Benedict Ave,
Norwalk OH 44857
75.65% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Norwalk, Ohio Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Ohio Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Norwalk, Ohio Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled at short-term care. We gave them an A+ in this category. Short-term care ratings are critical for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed as well in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. We were not able to locate deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home was awarded a first-rate score of A- in our long-term care area. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Switching gears to our final area, this facility also performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that category. This completed a very strong profile. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Norwalk Memorial Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. 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, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 21.39% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 88.91% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 1.43 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Norwalk Memorial Home, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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