Wexner Heritage House is on a list of 17 nursing homes in Columbus, Ohio. We awarded this nursing home an impressive overall score of B. As a matter of fact, it proved to be a better option than most of the nursing homes in Columbus. You could certainly do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Wexner Heritage House
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1151 College Avenue,
Columbus OH 43209
77.67% 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 Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care grade. Our short-term care grade is generally used to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B+. The nursing grade is based on a handful of datapoints, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. 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 place 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.
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This nursing home also received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was long-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wexner Heritage House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wexner Heritage House, 7.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wexner Heritage House, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents which suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wexner Heritage House, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wexner Heritage House, 12.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wexner Heritage House, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wexner Heritage House, 21.39% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wexner Heritage House, 88.91% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wexner Heritage House, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wexner Heritage House, 12.66% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wexner Heritage House, 12.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wexner Heritage House, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wexner Heritage House, 75.85% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Columbus, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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