Wooster Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
1761 Beall Avenue, Wooster OH 44691 · (330) 263-8100 · 90.45% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Wooster Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility is a very-small hospital-based nursing home in Wooster, Ohio. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this facility is undoubtedly an elite nursing home. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the top 500 best facilities in the United States. Finally, this proved to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Government - City
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few nursing homes fared this well in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to receive more than one A+ category scores. In determining these short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in Ohio in this area with 69.7 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, we awarded this nursing home a score of A for its long-term care score. This is a very strong score. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find this facility's vaccination rates. 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 less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the final category we rated, this nursing home was given a very strong grade of A in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provided 6.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is among the higher totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by these statistics. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the country when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wooster Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better