Rockynol Retirement Community is a small non-profit facility located in Akron, Ohio. This facility was given a very respectable overall score of B+, leading us to rank it as one of the better selections in Akron. Even in a city with 17 other nursing homes, this one jumped off the page as a fine selection. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive short-term care grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Rockynol Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Akron, Ohio Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home really excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. In our short-term care assessment, we attempt to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category 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 facility's residents returned home.
In addition, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Our inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should 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. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing score consists of several datapoints, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed was long-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility a favorable grade of B. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.765434 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rockynol Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients which were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 20.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 90.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 12 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Rockynol Retirement Community, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Akron, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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