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. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Accordius Health at Asheville
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
500 Beaverdam Road,
Asheville NC 28804
75.58% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Short-term Care Quality
Even though this place's overall score was abysmal, it didn't perform terribly in the category of short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is a decent score. However, this wasn't enough to save its overall profile. In forming our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. The final item we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
As it turns out, its government inspection reports were not the source of this nursing home's bottom of the barrel overall grade. It received a grade of C in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories G through L. This means that this facility avoided the more significant categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our long-term care grade. This is well below average in this category. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 96.61836 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
This facility's weakest category was nursing, which is the last category we analyzed. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. Our nursing grade assesses a handful of components, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 3.01% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accordius Health at Asheville, 87.89% 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, 18.87% 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, 24.57% 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, 1.39 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, 24.57 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, 11.81 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, 72.58% 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
- 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-minus
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