Accordius Health at Wilmington is an average-sized nursing home located in Wilmington, North Carolina. This is a subpar nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 11 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. Nevertheless, this nursing home surprisingly performed well in our inspections category, which you can read more about below.
Accordius Health at Wilmington
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
820 Wellington Avenue,
Wilmington NC 28401
78.08% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that had too many deficiencies. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's next most respectable score was short-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still fared relatively badly. Our short-term care grade is often employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. With a score in this range in this category, we weren't surprised to learn that this nursing home was well below average in the two key staffing metrics we focus on. It provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.5 percent of its residents returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home just a D for our long-term care grade. This is well below average in this category. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The last category we analyzed was nursing. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that area. Nursing scores are mostly tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Accordius Health at Wilmington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which have sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 3.01% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 87.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' health.
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accordius Health at Wilmington, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Wilmington, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Wilmington, North Carolina has 10 other nursing homes
- New Hanover Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.86 miles away2131 S 17th St Box 9000 Wilmington North Carolina 28402Government - Local(910) 343-7000
- J Arthur Dosher Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.33 miles away924 Howe St Southport North Carolina 28461Voluntary non-profit - Other(910) 457-3800
- Se Dialysis Wilmington Davita Facility0.61 miles away2215 Yaupon Drive Wilmington North Carolina 28401CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (910) 343-0664
- Total Renal Care of North Carolina, LLC1.06 miles away3147 S 17th Street Wilmington North Carolina 28412Dialysis Stations: 12 (910) 395-4856
- Total Renal Care of North Carolina, LLC7.61 miles away1220 Magnolia Village Way Leland North Carolina 28451Dialysis Stations: 10 (910) 371-0391
- Cape Fear Dialysis8.46 miles away3005 Enterprise Drive Wilmington North Carolina 28405CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (910) 796-8684
- Southport Dialysis Center20 miles away1513 N Howe St Ste # 15 Southport North Carolina 28461Dialysis Stations: 13 (910) 454-0272