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Alston Brook

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Alston Brook's website

4748 Old Salisbury Road,
Lexington NC 27295

(336) 956-1132

84.4% estimated occupancy 1

Alston Brook is one of four facilities located in Lexington, North Carolina. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Unfortunately, this grade was right in line with the city grade in Lexington, which is also very poor. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with too many deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's short-term care score ended up being one of its higher grades. The facility was given a B- in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is generally a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The critical question is whether this also affected quality of care. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. When computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This place provided only 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final category we scored is long-term care. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in that category. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were concerned by the fact that this facility vaccinated just 88.36364 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Alston Brook Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Alston Brook, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Alston Brook, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Alston Brook, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Alston Brook, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Alston Brook, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Alston Brook, 2.92% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Alston Brook, 88.16% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Alston Brook, 19.43% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Alston Brook, 26.81% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A+

In Alston Brook, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Alston Brook, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Alston Brook, 11.94 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Alston Brook, 72.2% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Lexington, NC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of D
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of F
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Lexington, North Carolina has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lexington Memorial Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 2.38 miles away250 Hospital Drive PO Box 1817 Lexington North Carolina 27293Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 248-5161
  • Novant Health Rowan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.08 miles away612 Mocksville Ave Salisbury North Carolina 28144Voluntary non-profit - Private(704) 210-5000
  • Novant Health Thomasville Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.74 miles away207 Old Lexington Rd Box 789 Thomasville North Carolina 27360Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 472-2000
  • Davie Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.78 miles away223 Hospital Street Mocksville North Carolina 27028Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 751-8100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Lexington Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University2.56 miles away233 Anna Lewis Drive Lexington North Carolina 27292CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (336) 248-6808
  • Davita Spencer Dialysis7.56 miles away1287 N. Salisbury Avenue Spencer North Carolina 28159Dialysis Stations: 10 (704) 636-3545
  • Dialysis Care of Rowan County Inc11.94 miles away111 Dorsett Drive Salisbury North Carolina 28144CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (704) 637-2107
  • Thomasville Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University15.22 miles away10 Laura Lane Thomasville North Carolina 27360CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (336) 472-4500
  • Davie Kidney Center of Wake Forest University17.81 miles away190 Interstate Drive Mocksville North Carolina 27028Dialysis Stations: 13 (336) 753-1210
  • High Point Kidney Center of Wake Forest University19.62 miles away1900 Westchester Drive High Point North Carolina 27262CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (336) 889-9200
  • Miller Street Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University19.84 miles away120 Miller St Winston Salem North Carolina 27103CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 44 (336) 724-0468