Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Accordius Health at Asheville is one of seven facilities in the area. With a rock bottom overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. Based on our assessment, you would be better off to steer clear of this place. While this nursing home was awarded one reasonable category score for short-term care, which you can find more information about below.
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Accordius Health at Asheville
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our short-term care rating. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an D. In determining a facility's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses are seeing patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This place provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility received an F for its inspection grade. For places with bad inspection grades, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed large government fines amounting to more than $100,000. This typically signifies that a nursing home's poor performance has been an issue for multiple years.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home was given a poor grade of F in this area. Nursing homes that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated just 68.84422 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
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% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents that are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.84% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 88.29% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 19.92% 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, 21.81% 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, 1.47 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, 21.81 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, 12.78 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, 73.13% 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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