Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The is a nursing home located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, a city with 29,050 people. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most people. This nursing home turned out to be one of the better nursing homes in the city. The best part of this facility's strong profile is its short-term care grade. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1451 Gambier Road,
Mount Vernon OH 43050
71.62% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility fared well in our short-term care category. We awarded it an A for that category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Among its many impressive scores, this nursing home earned an excellent nursing score. We gave it an B+ in that category. Our nursing score is mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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We also wanted to point out this facility's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a C. While this wound up being its lowest category rating, this is still not a terrible score. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.37751 percent of its residents. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 20.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 90.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 12 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ohio Eastern Star Hlth Care Center The, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Mount Vernon, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Mount Vernon, Ohio has 5 other nursing homes
- Knox Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.06 miles away1330 Coshocton Road Mount Vernon Ohio 43050Voluntary non-profit - Other(740) 393-9000
- Fmc - Knox County Kidney Center0.62 miles away14 Wood Lake Trail Mount Vernon Ohio 43050Dialysis Stations: 14 (740) 393-1624
- Davita - Apple Valley1.13 miles away1485 Coshocton Road Mount Vernon Ohio 43050Dialysis Stations: 9 (740) 392-3436