Asheville Health Care Center is a nursing home located in Swannanoa, North Carolina, which has 10,381 people. Featuring an overall score of F, we consider this to be a lower end facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Swannanoa. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.
Asheville Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1984 Us Highway 70,
Swannanoa NC 28778
84.24% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Asheville 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
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a C for that category, which is one of our better scores. We would argue that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This place had 2 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were category G through L deficiencies. This indicates that it avoided the more significant categories of deficiencies. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to note that this facility was given an F for its short-term care score. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a an abysmal score in our long-term care category. It received an F in this category. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the nursing home is not as well-staffed. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 66.88525 percent of its patients. This is multiple points less than what we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Moving on to our last category, this facility did not perform well in this category either. With a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this is just about as bad as it gets. When computing a facility's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for residents as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Asheville Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Asheville Health Care Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Asheville Health Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Asheville Health Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Asheville Health Care Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Asheville Health Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Asheville Health Care Center, 3.01% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Asheville Health Care Center, 87.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Asheville Health Care Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Asheville Health Care Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Asheville Health Care Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Asheville Health Care Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Asheville Health Care Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Asheville Health Care Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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