Accordius Health at Asheville turns out to be one of many available nursing homes at your disposal in Asheville, North Carolina. With a bottom of the barrel overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. In our view, you would be better off to steer clear of this facility. Surprisingly, we were able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.
Accordius Health at Asheville
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall score was terrible, it fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of short-term care, this nursing home was given a grade of just D in that category. As it turns out, this ended up being one of its better features. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this nursing home provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second worse category is long-term care, where it earned a grade of just D in that area. This is a relatively poor score. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.07693 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
The next area we rated was nursing, in which this facility received a rock bottom grade in this area also. It received an abysmal F in this area, which is definitely very concerning. In computing a facility's nursing grade, we assess the number of hours nurses are with patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accordius Health at Asheville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 2.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 88.16% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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