Located in Tiffin, Ohio, The Willows at Tiffin is one of four facilities in this area. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires excellent marks across the board. In fact, we were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it ahead of most of the nursing homes in Tiffin, which boasts a good selection of facilities. The best part of this facility's strong profile was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
The Willows at Tiffin
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for inspections. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its fine profile, this nursing home also received a superb long-term care grade, with a grade of A. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a C. Although this is its least impressive category score, this is still not a bad grade. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Willows at Tiffin Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Willows at Tiffin, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Willows at Tiffin, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Willows at Tiffin, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Willows at Tiffin, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Willows at Tiffin, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Willows at Tiffin, 20.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Willows at Tiffin, 90.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Willows at Tiffin, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Willows at Tiffin, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In The Willows at Tiffin, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Willows at Tiffin, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Willows at Tiffin, 12 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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 The Willows at Tiffin, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Tiffin, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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