Alston Brook is an average-sized nursing home located in Lexington, North Carolina. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires favorable scores in most areas. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this place. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To pair with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Among this nursing home's other achievements is its top-shelf short-term care grade. We gave them one of our more impressive grades in that category, with a grade of A. In our short-term care score, we try to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This ended up being more of a strength for this facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in North Carolina with 61.5 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay patients return home.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Nursing grades are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
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The final category we assessed was long-term care. This facility received an impressive long-term care grade in our assessment, with a C. Even though this wasn't as impressive as a few of its other scores, this remains a respectable rating in this category. Long-term care grades are based on a facility's volume of nursing care. This includes a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 97.523224 percent of its patients, which is a very solid figure. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.6 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Alston Brook Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
D
12.5%
State
B-
9.19%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
A-
2.17%
State
B
3.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Provider
D
5.28%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, 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.

Provider
B+
10.59%
State
B+
11.38%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
C
26.94%
State
B-
23.41%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Provider
B+
0.65%
State
A-
1.77%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
B
98.19%
State
B-
90.65%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B-
17.28%
State
B-
18.46%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A
23.13%
State
A-
22.34%
National
B
17.11%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
A-
1.33
State
B
1.58
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
D
23.13
State
C
22.34
National
B
17.11

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
A+
4.32
State
B
10.89
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B-
64.77%
State
B-
65.7%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Lexington Memorial Hospital Inc 2.38 mi
250 Hospital Drive PO Box 1817 Lexington North Carolina 27293
(336) 248-5161
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center 11.08 mi
612 Mocksville Ave Salisbury North Carolina 28144
(704) 210-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center 13.74 mi
207 Old Lexington Rd Box 789 Thomasville North Carolina 27360
(336) 472-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Davie Medical Center 15.78 mi
223 Hospital Street Mocksville North Carolina 27028
(336) 751-8100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Lexington Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University 2.56 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 37
233 Anna Lewis Drive Lexington North Carolina 27292
(336) 248-6808
Davita Spencer Dialysis 7.56 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
1287 N. Salisbury Avenue Spencer North Carolina 28159
(704) 636-3545
Dialysis Care of Rowan County Inc 11.94 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 33
111 Dorsett Drive Salisbury North Carolina 28144
(704) 637-2107
Thomasville Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University 15.22 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
10 Laura Lane Thomasville North Carolina 27360
(336) 472-4500
Davie Kidney Center of Wake Forest University 17.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
190 Interstate Drive Mocksville North Carolina 27028
(336) 753-1210
High Point Kidney Center of Wake Forest University 19.62 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 41
1900 Westchester Drive High Point North Carolina 27262
(336) 889-9200
Miller Street Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University 19.84 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 44
120 Miller St Winston Salem North Carolina 27103
(336) 724-0468