Shepherd of the Valley - Niles is located in Niles, Ohio, a city with a total of 20,955 people. This nursing home proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this nursing home. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Shepherd of the Valley - Niles
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Without having access to complete deficiency related data for this facility, it was difficult to really grade the place in terms of this category.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a favorable long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In crafting our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The final category we looked at is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. This nursing home turned out to be relatively strong across the board. The nursing rating is based on a handful of components, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Shepherd of the Valley - Niles Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 20.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 90.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 12 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Shepherd of the Valley - Niles, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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