Perhaps you are not familiar with the Nursing Home Compare website administered by Medicare.gov. Nursing Home Compare is designed to allow the public to understand certain information about nursing homes so consumers can make wise choices when deciding where they may want to put a loved one who needs rehabilitation or long term care services. While the information contained on Nursing Home Compare is not perfect (see our previous post regarding some facilities intentionally misleading the public using the website), it is a great tool to allow you to see a snapshot of a facility’s staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. This information is available at http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.
ARCADIA VALLEY SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Coolville, OH)
Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is a 51 bed facility. The overall rating for Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is only two stars (below average). Its health inspections are no better, only two stars (below average). Staffing at Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation was lower than both the National and the Ohio averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day. The most recent regular survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care found various significant problems, such as the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident. Finally, quality measures indicate that long stay residents at Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation statistically have more falls with major injury, develop urinary tract infections (UTIs), develop pressure ulcers, have a catheter inserted, and are physically restrained than at the average Ohio or National nursing home facility.
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