Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe is a senior living facility in Chillicothe, Ohio, which has a population of 57,842 people. This nursing home turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. As a matter of fact, this proved to be better than many of the nursing homes in Chillicothe. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility earned a strong overall score as described above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent long-term care score. We awarded them an A- in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.50249 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In addition, this nursing home also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on its inspections. We awarded it an B+ for that category, which is one of our top scores. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. We looked at the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses were with residents, in computing our rating in this category. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth area, this facility received a B- for short-term care, which is generally an acceptable grade. With our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 20.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 90.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 12 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Chillicothe, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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