Abernethy Laurels is a large non-profit nursing home located in Newton, North Carolina. With an overall grade of A, this is clearly a superb facility. We were impressed enough to rank this facility as one of the top 50 facilities in North Carolina. Headlining this facility's stellar profile is its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
102 Leonard Avenue,
Newton NC 28658
77.64% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note the fact that this facility was awarded a strong grade of A in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, we awarded this facility a score of A for its long-term care score. This is a dominant rating. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last area we analyzed was nursing, where this facility was given a grade of A-. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. Few facilities earned an A- or higher in every single category. The nursing rating weighs a host of subcategories. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Abernethy Laurels Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Abernethy Laurels, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Abernethy Laurels, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Abernethy Laurels, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Abernethy Laurels, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Abernethy Laurels, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Abernethy Laurels, 3.01% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Abernethy Laurels, 87.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Abernethy Laurels, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Abernethy Laurels, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Abernethy Laurels, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Abernethy Laurels, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Abernethy Laurels, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Abernethy Laurels, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
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