Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown is a large government-owned facility in Georgetown, Ohio. With an overall grade of A-, this is without a doubt a very strong nursing home. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing grade, which you can find in the next section.
Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Best Nursing Home in Georgetown, Ohio Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an impressive nursing rating. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses were with residents, in computing our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Not many nursing homes performed as well in this area. Our inspection scores are based on several items located in the a nursing home's inspections. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our better grades in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.402985 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final area, we gave this nursing home an A for its short-term care rating. This completed a very impressive report card. In our short-term care category, we attempt to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have had a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 20.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 90.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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