Otterbein Middletown is a small non-profit nursing home located in Franklin, Ohio. It looks like this is a great nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. As far as we can see, this nursing home is a good fit for most people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly perfect. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded high scores in the area of short-term care as well. Consequently, we awarded it one of our strongest grades in that category with a score of A. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is frequently a fair measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.26087 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final category we assessed is nursing. This facility received a strong nursing rating in our assessment, with a grade of C. Even though this wasn't as dominant as a few of its other category grades, this is nevertheless a respectable rating in that area. Our nursing score weighs many subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Otterbein Middletown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Otterbein Middletown, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Otterbein Middletown, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Otterbein Middletown, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents who have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Otterbein Middletown, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Otterbein Middletown, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Otterbein Middletown, 20% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Otterbein Middletown, 90.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Otterbein Middletown, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Otterbein Middletown, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Otterbein Middletown, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Otterbein Middletown, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Otterbein Middletown, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Otterbein Middletown, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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