Alston Brook is one of just a few available nursing homes in Lexington, North Carolina. This nursing home was given a rock bottom overall score based on the data we assessed. In our view, you'd be better off to avoid of this nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with a bunch of deficiencies flagged. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this facility was awarded a grade of just D in that area. Sadly, this proved to be one of its best areas. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is a very solid figure. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Tragically, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care grade. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Considering its grade in this area, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.3 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home didn't perform well in this category either. Due to a very poor grade of F in nursing, this is about as bad as it gets. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averaged only 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alston Brook Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alston Brook, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alston Brook, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alston Brook, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alston Brook, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alston Brook, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alston Brook, 3.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alston Brook, 88.29% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alston Brook, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alston Brook, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is important for residents' health.
In Alston Brook, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alston Brook, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alston Brook, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alston Brook, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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