Salem North Healthcare Center is an average-sized facility located in Salem, Ohio. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Based on our ratings, this place may not be a great fit for most people. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Salem North Healthcare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
250 Continental Drive,
Salem OH 44460
79.99% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a positive short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded them a B in this category, which is one of our better. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is more often than not a solid measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. This nursing home fared much better in the final metric we assessed in this area, which was the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. This place fared as well as just about any facility in Ohio in this area with 74 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home just a D for our long-term care score. This is not a very good score. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 79.695435 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is several points lower than the national average. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best feature in this category.
The last area we scored is nursing, in which this nursing home received an abysmal score in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this category, which is definitely somewhat alarming. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. This particular facility averaged a meager 2.8 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This number is quite a bit below the national average. This nursing home also had abysmal scores in some of the quality-based metrics to pair with its weak nursing hours. We looked at the percent of residents sustaining pressure ulcers and we were very disappointed. This facility was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this measure. This is a bad sign when you consider that so many bed sores could be avoided with better nursing care. This statistic helped pull down this facility's nursing rating quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Salem North Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 19.84% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 90.11% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 15.05% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 18.59% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 11.79 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Salem North Healthcare Center, 74.53% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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