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Norwalk Memorial Home

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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272 Benedict Ave,
Norwalk OH 44857

81.59% estimated occupancy 1

Norwalk Memorial Home is one of just a few available nursing homes located in Norwalk, Ohio. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities we assessed. This proved to be the highest graded nursing home in Norwalk. This nursing home also received consistently good scores in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Norwalk, Ohio badge

Best Nursing Home in Norwalk, Ohio Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Ohio badge

Top Nursing Home in Ohio Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Norwalk, Ohio badge

Best Nursing Home in Norwalk, Ohio Awards 2020

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its short-term care rating. Our short-term care grades are likely more meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our stronger scores in that area, with a score of B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After we finished assessing the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The next category we analyzed is nursing. This nursing home was awarded an impressive nursing grade this year, with a B. Even though this is not quite as impressive as several of its other scores, this is still one of our better grades for that area. Our nursing rating is largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This place fared well in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, in terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this place performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided with better nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Norwalk Memorial Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 8.11% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 0.69% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 12.84% 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

Grade: B

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 19.83% 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

Grade: D

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 21.38% 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

Grade: B-plus

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 98.1% 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

Grade: A-plus

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 2.59% 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

Grade: D

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 8.52% 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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 0.01 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

Grade: A

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 8.52% 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

Grade: B

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 11.01% 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

Grade: C

In Norwalk Memorial Home, 72.12% 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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Fisher-Titus HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away272 Benedict Avenue Norwalk Ohio 44857Voluntary non-profit - Private(419) 668-8101
  • Mercy Health - Willard HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.9 miles away1100 Neal Zick Road Willard Ohio 44890Voluntary non-profit - Private(419) 964-5000
  • Bellevue HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.04 miles away1400 West Main Street Bellevue Ohio 44811Voluntary non-profit - Other(419) 483-4040
  • Firelands Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.2 miles away1111 Hayes Avenue Sandusky Ohio 44870Voluntary non-profit - Private(419) 557-7400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Norwalk0.15 miles away290 Benedict Avenue Norwalk Ohio 44857Dialysis Stations: 13 (419) 668-2121
  • Fmc - Willard14.32 miles away209 Rae Court Willard Ohio 44890Dialysis Stations: 12 (419) 935-0521
  • Firelands Bellevue Dialysis Center15.13 miles away290 Progress Drive, Suite A Bellevue Ohio 44811Dialysis Stations: 16 (419) 483-2070
  • Firelands Dialysis Center South15.75 miles away904 Pierce Street Sandusky Ohio 44870Dialysis Stations: 31 (419) 557-7228
  • Davita Sandusky Dialysis Center16.56 miles away211 Lakeside Park Sandusky Ohio 44870Dialysis Stations: 8 (419) 626-3809