With an address in Burlington, North Carolina, Alamance Health Care Center is one of five facilities in this area. Featuring an overall score of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. Keep in mind that Burlington received a far more impressive city grade of B, so you should definitely look at some other options in the city. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is discussed in the next section.
Alamance Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Alamance Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Neither this nursing home's overall grade nor its category grades gave us much to write home about. This place's best category is nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. In computing our nursing grades, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. 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 fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Among this facility's alarming category grades was an F for its inspection grade. More often than not, this means we found some red flags on the facility's inspection reports. We would advise paying special attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection score. We recommend you pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This facility had 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
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Long-term Care Quality
In our next category, we gave this facility a rock-bottom F in the area of long-term care. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home gave the vaccine to just 52.83019 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility didn't fare very well here either. With a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is really as terrible as it gets. Our short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With its weak rating in this area, we weren't shocked to discover this place offers significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.1 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alamance Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alamance Health Care Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alamance Health Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alamance Health Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alamance Health Care Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alamance Health Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alamance Health Care Center, 3.01% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alamance Health Care Center, 87.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alamance Health Care Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alamance Health Care Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Alamance Health Care Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alamance Health Care Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alamance Health Care Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alamance Health Care Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Burlington, 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Burlington, North Carolina has 4 other nursing homes
- Alamance Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.13 miles away1240 Huffman Mill Rd Burlington North Carolina 27216Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 538-7000
- North Burlington Dialysis0.43 miles away2019 North Church Street Burlington North Carolina 27217CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (336) 227-3450
- Alamance County Dialysis3.03 miles away829 S Main St Graham North Carolina 27253Dialysis Stations: 10 (336) 229-9169
- Davita Glen Raven Dialysis3.72 miles away2210 W. Webb Ave Burlington North Carolina 27217Dialysis Stations: 27 (336) 538-9820
- Burlington Regional Dialysis4.25 miles away873 Heather Road Burlington North Carolina 27215CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (336) 570-3494
- Bma of Burlington Inc6 miles away3325 Garden Road Burlington North Carolina 27215CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 45 (336) 524-8989
- Carolina Dialysis of Mebane7.22 miles away1410 South 3rd Street Mebane North Carolina 27302CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (919) 563-2924
- Davita Mebane Dialysis7.52 miles away616 N First Street Mebane North Carolina 27302Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 463-4500
- Fmc of East Greensboro17.63 miles away3839 Burlington Road Greensboro North Carolina 27405CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 39 (336) 358-1233