Western Reserve Masonic Comm is a small non-profit nursing home located in Medina, Ohio. This proved to be a grade A facility, which is a dominant grade. You really can't do much better than this nursing home. Keep reading to see this facility's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You just can't do much better than a straight A profile.
Western Reserve Masonic Comm
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
4931 Nettleton Road,
Medina OH 44256
60.4% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection score. This score is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a very impressive short-term care grade. In fact, this is this facility's second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. Our short-term care grades are crucial for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the country in this area with 63.3 percent of its patients returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this area.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. The nursing category weighs several datapoints, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provides an impressive 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Of this total, nearly one quarter of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. Lastly, this place also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls which lead to serious injury, this place performed as well as any facility in the nation. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last area, we gave this facility an A+ for our long-term care score. This completed an elite profile. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Western Reserve Masonic Comm Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 19.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 90.11% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 15.05% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 18.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Western Reserve Masonic Comm, 74.53% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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