Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation is located in Akron, Ohio. The city provides a multitude of available nursing homes. We gave this nursing home an impressive overall score of B. In fact, we ranked it as the fifth best nursing home in Akron. At the end of the day, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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This facility received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. We wish we had more information about this facility. Without having all of the deficiency data, it is a challenge to fully assess this facility in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a score of B. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this category. Our short-term care scores are probably most important for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. When determining a facility's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses are seeing residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 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 facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area was long-term care, which is the final category we scored. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to resident care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated just 44.67005 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
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, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 20.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 90.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 12 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Timberland Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Akron, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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