August Healthcare at Richmond is a small nursing home located in Henrico, Virginia. With an overall score of B, this nursing home wound up being decidedly better than many of the facilities in Henrico. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this place. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.
August Healthcare at Richmond
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Long-term Care Quality
On top of its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home an A- for our long-term care rating. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Another quality feature for this facility is that it was awarded an impressive short-term care grade. Indeed, this proved to be its second best category grade. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Our short-term care grade is often used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. We weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. We analyzed the licensure of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0 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 many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Turning to the last category we assessed, this facility received a good score in inspections as well. We gave it a score of B for that category. Our inspection scores are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 3.59% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 91.36% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In August Healthcare at Richmond, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Scores for Henrico, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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