The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Ironton, Ohio. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. With no above average nursing homes in the city, this is actually the best nursing home in Ironton. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection 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 always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an impressive score in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B+ in that category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of short-term care, this nursing home received just a D in that category. Short-term care grades are generally used to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services To provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Moving on to the last category, this facility did not fare very well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this is this nursing home's weakest grade. The nursing grade consists of a handful of factors, however, the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 20.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 90.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 12 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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