August Healthcare at Richmond is a small nursing home located in Henrico, Virginia. We gave this nursing home a strong overall rating of B+. After analyzing the other choices in Henrico, this looks like a higher quality selection than many of them. This is an impressive accomplishment given that the city has plenty of solid nursing homes. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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August Healthcare at Richmond
- Nursing Home
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
- For profit - Corporation
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned an elite long-term care rating. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of A. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.17647 percent of its residents. This is somewhat less than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our score in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Another area of strength for this nursing home is in the area of inspections. In fact, inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. We were not able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was short-term care. We gave this facility a decent grade in that category, with a B-. While this isn't on par with some of this nursing home's other scores, it is still not a terrible score. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is generally a useful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
August Healthcare at Richmond Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 1.22% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 4.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 4.17% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 25.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. 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 cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 22.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 3.03% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 91.74% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 21.51% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 24.43% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 24.43% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Scores for Henrico, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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