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Aston Park Health Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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Aston Park Health Care Center's website

380 Brevard Road,
Asheville NC 28806

(828) 253-4437

71.41% estimated occupancy 1

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. Even in a city of 10 other nursing homes, this nursing home jumped off the page as a first-rate option. If you look further down this page, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our best grades in that area with an A+. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A few minor dings are not something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This facility also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be given more than one A+ category scores. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. There are many criteria within this area. Most of the datapoints relate to staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our last area, this nursing home was awarded a highly favorable long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a B+ in this area, rounding out one of our finer report cards. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Aston Park Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 2.92% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 88.16% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 11.94 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Aston Park Health Care Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a facility'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

Looking for more options? Asheville, North Carolina has 9 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Park Ridge HealthAcute Care Hospitals 13.15 miles away100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville North Carolina 28792Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 684-8501
  • Margaret R Pardee Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.06 miles away800 N Justice St Hendersonville North Carolina 28791Government - Local(828) 696-1000
  • Haywood Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.84 miles away262 Leroy George Drive Clyde North Carolina 28721Government - Hospital District or Authority(828) 456-7311

Nearby Dialysis

  • Total Renal Care of North Carolina, LLC2.75 miles away10 Mcdowell Street Suite 110 Asheville North Carolina 28801Dialysis Stations: 10 (828) 255-2839
  • Asheville Kidney Center Inc4.57 miles away1600 Centrepark Dr Asheville North Carolina 28805CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 52 (828) 251-1224
  • Weaverville Dialysis8.04 miles away329 Merrimon Avenue Weaverville North Carolina 28787Dialysis Stations: 20 (828) 658-1143
  • Hendersonville Dialysis Center18.1 miles away1250 7th Ave East Hendersonville North Carolina 28792CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (828) 697-1602
  • Davita Waynesville Dialysis Center19.13 miles away11 Park Terrace Drive Clyde North Carolina 28721Dialysis Stations: 19 (828) 627-2907