OHIO VETERANS HOME

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Ohio Veterans Home. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

OHIO VETERANS HOME
3416 COLUMBUS AVE
SANDUSKY, OH 44870
(419) 625-2454

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
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Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

99%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 421
  • Certified Beds: 427

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - State
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Very High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Ohio Veterans Home. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Very High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-161.4%
Total Percent:1.4%
 

Medium Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-160.3%
Total Percent:0.3%
 

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-165.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-106.7%
Total Percent:12.4%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1618.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-1018.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-513.0%
Total Percent:49.3%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-164.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-1011.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-58.4%
Total Percent:24.0%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-162.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-52.9%
Total Percent:5.4%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.6%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.6%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Signs of depression
1.4%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Signs of depression
1.5%
Total Percent:4.3%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.4%
Total Percent:0.4%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:0.5%
 

Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance

  • Cognitive impairment BIMS score less than or equal to 9
  • CPS great than or equal to 3
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal behavioral symptoms toward others
  • Other behavioral symptoms
  • Rejection of care or wandering
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 5 or less
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.6%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
0.10%
Total Percent:0.7%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
1.4%
Total Percent:1.4%
 

Rating Details For Ohio Veterans Home

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours21 Minutes57 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 14 Minutes37 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 23 Minutes2 Hours and 20 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 35 Minutes1 Hour and 34 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 58 Minutes3 Hours and 54 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Ohio are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityOhio Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%90%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%88%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse6%10%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores12%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased11%13%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder43%48%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection7%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious10%18%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair1%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained3%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain3%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder11%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight6%8%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%84%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%83%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores12%12%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%3%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain17%24%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 05/19/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Make Sure That Nurse Aides Show They Have the Skills to Be Able to Care for Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010
1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010
Give or Get Dental Care for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010

Resident Assessment

Do a New Assessment After Any Major Change in a Resident's Physical or Mental Health.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 02/05/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010

Resident Rights

Let the Resident Refuse Treatment or Refuse to Take Part in an Experiment.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
Properly Hold, Secure and Manage Each Resident's Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Ohio Veterans Home had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 05/19/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010
An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Building Construction

A Two-Hour-Resistant Firewall in Common Walls.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009

Building Service Equipment

Restrictions on the Use of Portable Space Heaters.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009
Properly Installed Hallway Dispensers for Alcohol-Based Hand Rub.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009

Illumination and Emergency Power

Proper Backup Exit Lighting.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010
Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

No-Smoking Signs Where Oxygen is Used.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 02/04/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/27/2009

Vertical Openings

Protected Exits That Allow the Resident to Escape the Building.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/23/2010
Proper Stairway Enclosures and Vertical Shafts.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/08/2011
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Bureau of Long Term Care of Ohio - Quality Assurance - Retrieved 2011