Valley Oaks Care Center is a nursing home located in East Liverpool, Ohio. The city has a total of 23,438 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Valley Oaks Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's quality category grades came in the area of long-term care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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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. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility was awarded a grade of C in short-term care, which we consider to be an acceptable score. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures 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. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5.1 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.
Valley Oaks Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 0.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 3.61% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 17.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 27.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 2.7% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 97.28% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 8.5% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 7.74% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 7.74% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 11.46% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley Oaks Care Center, 72.91% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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