Twilight Gardens Home is an average-sized facility in Norwalk, Ohio. This nursing home was given an overall grade of F. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Norwalk. Surprisingly, we were able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.
Twilight Gardens Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
196 W Main St,
Norwalk OH 44857
70.7% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this place a terrible overall score, we awarded it a grade of B for our inspections rating. This is the result of the nursing home receiving a quality inspection report this year. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid nursing homes that have a long list of severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an F. There are a number of criteria included in this area. Most of these factors reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility averaged a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility a rock-bottom F in the category of short-term care. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. As you might expect, we learned that this place provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last category, this nursing home really did not perform well in this category either. Due to a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category likely don't provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities offer. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 77.40585 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly lower than average. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Twilight Gardens Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Twilight Gardens Home, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Twilight Gardens Home, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Twilight Gardens Home, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Twilight Gardens Home, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Twilight Gardens Home, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Twilight Gardens Home, 21.39% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Twilight Gardens Home, 88.91% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Twilight Gardens Home, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Twilight Gardens Home, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Twilight Gardens Home, 1.43 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Twilight Gardens Home, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Twilight Gardens Home, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Twilight Gardens Home, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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