Signature Healthcare of Galion is one of just three nursing homes in Galion, Ohio. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this facility actually is the best nursing home in Galion. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Signature Healthcare of Galion
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with an A. This is a much better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Our inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Building on this facility's list of strengths, it also earned an excellent nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of B- in this category. Nursing grades are primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities third most favorable area was long-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average grade in this category. For patients in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.92473 percent of its patients, which is a very solid figure. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last category, this facility received a C for short-term care, which we consider to be a decent score. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Galion Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 20.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 90.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 12 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Galion, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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