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Whester Care & Rehabilitation

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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36 Lehman Dr,
Canal Winchester OH 43110

(614) 834-2273

75.62% estimated occupancy 1

Whester Care & Rehabilitation is in Canal Winchester, Ohio, a city with 33,847 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of F. This facility doesn't seem to have much going for it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong nursing rating. You can scroll down to learn more about nursing and other category scores

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Even though we gave this nursing home a weak overall grade, we awarded it a B in nursing. The nursing grade is based on many components, but the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We were also stunned to discover that this facility received a reasonably solid short-term care score this year. We awarded it a grade of B- in that area. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The real question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. It performed respectably with 46.5 percent of its patients returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Among this nursing home's alarming category grades was an F for its inspection rating. More often than not, this indicates we found red flags on the facility's inspection reports. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection score. We recommend you pay close attention to the severity of those deficiencies. This particular facility was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed large government fines of more than $100,000. This often signifies that a facility's bad performance has been an issue for several years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we analyzed is long-term care. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were concerned by the fact that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 90.243904 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility wasn't as bad as we expected at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Although it had 2.28 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was not bad since it had some more complex patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Whester Care & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 19.84% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 90.11% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 15.05% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 18.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: A-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 11.79 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Whester Care & Rehabilitation, 74.53% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Diley Ridge Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.74 miles away7911 Diley Road Canal Winchester Ohio 43110Voluntary non-profit - Private(614) 838-7910
  • Nationwide Children's HospitalChildrens 11.17 miles away700 Children's Drive Columbus Ohio 43205Voluntary non-profit - Private(614) 722-2000
  • Grant Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.01 miles away111 South Grant Avenue Columbus Ohio 43215Voluntary non-profit - Church(614) 566-9000
  • Mount Carmel WestAcute Care Hospitals 13.16 miles away793 West State Street Columbus Ohio 43222Voluntary non-profit - Private(614) 234-5000
  • Ohio State University HospitalsAcute Care Hospitals 14.62 miles away410 West 10th Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210Government - State(614) 293-9700
  • Twin Valley Behavioral HealthcarePsychiatric 14.77 miles away2200 West Broad Street Columbus Ohio 43223Government - Local(614) 752-0333
  • Fairfield Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.49 miles away401 North Ewing Street Lancaster Ohio 43130Voluntary non-profit - Other(740) 687-8009
  • Riverside Methodist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.95 miles away3535 Olentangy River Rd Columbus Ohio 43214Voluntary non-profit - Private(614) 566-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Canal Winchester, LLC5.05 miles away1310 Hill Road North Suite 100 Pickerington Ohio 43147Dialysis Stations: 13 (614) 751-8660
  • Fmc - Liberty Mid-America Dialysis LLC.6.29 miles away2355 South Hamilton Rd Columbus Ohio 43232CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (614) 367-1679
  • Kidney Center of Whitehall LLC7.41 miles away6038 East Main Street Columbus Ohio 43213Dialysis Stations: 17 (614) 866-4250
  • Fmc - Mt. Carmel East9.01 miles away85 Mcnaughten Rd., Suite 140 Columbus Ohio 43213CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (614) 322-0433
  • Kidney Center of Columbus South9.41 miles away2046 Lockbourne Rd Columbus Ohio 43207Dialysis Stations: 20 (614) 449-7300
  • Fmc - Central Ohio East9.5 miles away4039 East Broad Street Columbus Ohio 43213CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (614) 338-8202
  • Davita - Columbus East Dialysis9.53 miles away299 Outerbelt Street Columbus Ohio 43213Dialysis Stations: 24 (614) 501-7224
  • Kidney Center of Bexley9.64 miles away1151 College Ave. Columbus Ohio 43209Dialysis Stations: 15 (614) 231-2200

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