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 25 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 nursing home also received consistently good grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Walnut Hills Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. Our short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.32886 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last category we assessed is nursing. We gave this nursing home one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of B. While this was not as high as many of this facility's other grades, it is still an excellent score. The nursing rating features a number of subcategories. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that have sustained UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 20% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 90.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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