Smithville Western Care Center is one of seven available nursing homes located in Wooster, Ohio. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some solid marks. Wooster received a city grade of B+, so there are other options in the city worth considering. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Smithville Western Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best grades in that area with an A. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this facility a grade of B in our long-term care category. This is one of our more favorable scores. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.3007 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are seeing patients as well as the level of skill of the nurses. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these datapoints to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area was short-term care, which is the last category we scored. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area. In spite of a few decent scores in other categories, this score is still of a concern so we wanted to point it out. Short-term care grades are typically used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Given its score in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this place was well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was about what we expected here. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics sunk this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Smithville Western Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Smithville Western Care Center, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Smithville Western Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Smithville Western Care Center, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Smithville Western Care Center, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients 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 only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Smithville Western Care Center, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Smithville Western Care Center, 20.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Smithville Western Care Center, 90.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Smithville Western Care Center, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Smithville Western Care Center, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Smithville Western Care Center, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Smithville Western Care Center, 12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Smithville Western Care Center, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Wooster, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Wooster, Ohio has 6 other nursing homes
- Wooster Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.51 miles away1761 Beall Avenue Wooster Ohio 44691Government - Local(330) 263-8100
- Aultman Orrville HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 6.69 miles away832 South Main Street Orrville Ohio 44667Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 682-3010
- Lodi Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.91 miles away225 Elyria Street Lodi Ohio 44254Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 948-1222
- Medina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.73 miles away1000 East Washington Street Medina Ohio 44256Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 725-1000
- Fmc - Wayne County Kidney Center3.04 miles away387 West Milltown Rd Wooster Ohio 44691CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (330) 345-2060
- Davita Wooster Dialysis3.07 miles away4190 Burbank Road Wooster, Ohio Wooster Ohio 44691Dialysis Stations: 12 (330) 345-1130
- Fmc - Wadsworth Dialysis16.47 miles away1160 Williams Reserve Blvd. Wadsworth Ohio 44281Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 336-8070
- Us Renal Care Norton Home Therapies17.3 miles away3300 Greenwich Road Suite 13 Barberton Ohio 44203Dialysis Stations: 5 (330) 825-2354
- Us Renal Care Barberton Dialysis18.67 miles away33 3rd Street Se Suite 100 Barberton Ohio 44203CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 753-7280
- Fmc - Massillon Dialysis Center19.53 miles away2474 Lincoln Way East Massillon Ohio 44646Dialysis Stations: 17 (330) 837-2575
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