Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation is located in Akron, Ohio. The city provides a multitude of available nursing homes. This is not a bad nursing home with a C overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Akron. At the end of the day, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its stellar inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category, with an A+. This is a notably better score than the place's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. We would like to have more data for this nursing home. Without the deficiency data, it was challenging to fully assess this nursing home in terms of this category.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category scores came in the area of short-term care. This turned out to be its second best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. Our short-term care ratings are presumably most important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the category of long-term care, this nursing home was awarded a grade of just D in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this facility vaccinated only 79.91071 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
The next category we rated is nursing. We gave it an F for this area, which is a rock bottom score. This is certainly a major concern. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the number of hours nurses are with residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This particular facility provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is well below average. Unfortunately, this nursing home also had terrible scores in some of the quality-based metrics to pair with its low nursing hours. We looked at the percentage of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and we were quite disappointed. This facility was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this metric. This is a bad sign when you consider that so many bed sores could be avoided with better nursing care. This statistic helped pull down this facility's nursing score quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 12.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 21.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 19.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 54.27% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 86.21% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 15.7% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 6.05% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 6.05% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 6.89% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 96.31% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Akron, 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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