Smiths Mill Health Campus is located in New Albany, Ohio, a city with a population of 20,566 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Smiths Mill Health Campus
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
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- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first-rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared better in this area. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating is largely associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Adding yet another impressive category grade, we gave this facility an impressive grade of A- for our inspections category. Our inspection grades are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without having access to the deficiency data for this nursing home, it was a challenge to really grade it in terms of this category.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care, which was a weak link for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a grade of D for long-term care, making this the facility's worst category grade. We would nevertheless suggest that you consider all of a facility's category grades. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 84.84849 percent of its patients, which is somewhat alarming. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Smiths Mill Health Campus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 4.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 5.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 13.68% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 29.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 17.05% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 89.92% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 25% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 18.91% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 18.91% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Smiths Mill Health Campus, 5.11% of Patients
This indicates 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 Smiths Mill Health Campus, 75.19% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.