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The Home at Hearthstone

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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The Home at Hearthstone's website

8028 Hamilton Avenue,
Cincinnati OH 45231

(513) 521-2700

83.12% estimated occupancy 1

The Home at Hearthstone is in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. This nursing home is a well below average facility. A score in this range suggests we found some red flags. If you aren't happy with this nursing home, you should be able to find another option in Cincinnati, as the city has more than 25 nursing homes. This nursing home's only redeeming feature was its inspection grade, which we provide additional information about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While we were not very complementary of this facility's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the area of short-term care, this nursing home was awarded a grade of just D in this category. As it turns out, this proved to be one of its better grades. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. As you might expect, we found that this facility offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

We awarded this facility a grade of just D for our long-term care score. This is not an impressive grade. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 86.206894 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be several points below average. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The last category we rated was nursing. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this category. When determining a facility's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. With just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

The Home at Hearthstone Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In The Home at Hearthstone, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In The Home at Hearthstone, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In The Home at Hearthstone, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Home at Hearthstone, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In The Home at Hearthstone, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In The Home at Hearthstone, 20.26% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In The Home at Hearthstone, 90.12% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In The Home at Hearthstone, 14.88% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In The Home at Hearthstone, 16.29% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In The Home at Hearthstone, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Home at Hearthstone, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In The Home at Hearthstone, 12 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In The Home at Hearthstone, 75.25% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Scores for Cincinnati, OH

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • 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 C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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