Springmeade Healthcenter is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Tipp City, Ohio. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber generally suggests some red flags. This wasn't the worse place we looked at, however, we'd still struggle to recommend it. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent 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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the facility's overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second best category came in the area of short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. Our short-term care grades are arguably most important for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. The nursing score assesses quite a few datapoints, however, the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. This facility received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this category. Facilities that don't score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 72.94118 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is quite a few points less than what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Springmeade Healthcenter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 20.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 90.12% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 12 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Springmeade Healthcenter, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.