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 appear to be just as impressive as its overall score.
Aston Park Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. 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. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing ratings are tied to quantity of nursing care available. 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 place 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 often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed was short-term care. This facility was superb in our short-term care rating also. We awarded them a dominant grade of A+ in this area. Our short-term care grades are believed to be most meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we graded, this facility was given a very favorable grade of A in our long-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home topped off a straight A profile. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 3.01% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 87.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aston Park Health Care Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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-minus
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