Vancrest of Van Wert is located in Van Wert, Ohio, a city with a population of 15,275 people. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a solid choice for most people. The best part of this place's report card was its exemplary inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Vancrest of Van Wert
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this facility an A+ for its inspection grade. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall rating. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional strength of this facility is its favorable score in long-term care. We gave it one of our best grades in that area, with a grade of A. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility a grade of just D for our short-term care rating. This is not one of our better scores. In our short-term care grade, we seek to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We found that this facility was subpar in many staffing metrics we looked at. It provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This facility's least impressive area is nursing, which is the final category we looked at. We gave it a lowly F in this category. Despite multiple acceptable scores in other areas, this score is still alarming so we would like to to point it out. In determining our nursing grades, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Vancrest of Van Wert Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may 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 Vancrest of Van Wert, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 20% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 90.19% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Vancrest of Van Wert, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
- Van Wert County HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.18 miles away1250 S Washington Street Van Wert Ohio 45891Voluntary non-profit - Private(419) 238-8627
- Ridgeview Behavioral HospitalPsychiatric 7.62 miles away17872 Lincoln Highway Middle Point Ohio 45863Proprietary(419) 968-2950
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