Aston Park Health Care Center is a nursing home in Asheville, North Carolina, which has 120,389 people. We awarded this facility an elite overall score of A+. Consequently, it graded out better than most of the nursing homes in Asheville by a sizable margin. This is an impressive achievement given that the city has plenty of very solid nursing homes. Based on all of the relevant data, you can't go wrong with this place. If you scroll down, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which look to be just as strong as its overall score.
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Aston Park Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving an elite overall score, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection score. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its fine resume, this facility also was given a strong short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next category, this facility also performed admirably in our long-term care category. We awarded it an A- for that category. This rounded out truly elite report card. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.681526 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aston Park Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that have experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.84% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 88.29% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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