With an address in Walnut Creek, Ohio, Walnut Hills Nursing Home is the only facility located there. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percent of all nursing homes in the United States. At the end of the day, this place should be a great choice for just about anybody. This also ended up being a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong scores in all four of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Walnut Hills Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
4748 Olde Pump Street,
Walnut Creek OH 44687
53.52% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Ohio Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best grades in this category with an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed is short-term care. Contributing to its impressive profile, this facility also performed well in this area. In fact, it received a grade of of A in that category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we assessed, this facility received a very strong grade of A- in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home rounded out a straight A report card. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 88.75 percent of its residents, which is somewhat below what we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Walnut Hills Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 21.39% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 88.91% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some would argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 1.43 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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