Otterbein North Shore
9400 North Shore Blvd, Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440 · (419) 798-8203 · 35% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Otterbein North Shore is a senior living facility located in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio. This city has a population of 4,875 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated nursing homes we found. In fact, it received our absolute highest score. In fact, this nursing home made our top 100 list of the best nursing homes in the nation, which is just a phenomenal accomplishment. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 20 Beds
Non profit - Church related
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection grades are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This top notch nursing home also performed well in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. It provided about 1.5 times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. This is what we look for when grading a nursing home in this category. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. In addition to excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the country with 62.7 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. When calculating our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This particular facility provided 8.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This was one of the highest totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in the state in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this nursing home also was awarded an A+ long-term care rating, rendering it one of the few of nursing homes to receive straight A+'s. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Otterbein North Shore Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better