Autumn Care of Altavista is an average-sized nursing home located in Altavista, Virginia. Featuring an overall score of B, this looks like a very respectable option. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this facility. The best part of this facility's strong profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Autumn Care of Altavista
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most facilities in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.06832 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next highest area we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next area we scored is nursing. We gave this facility a D for nursing, making this the nursing home's least impressive category grade. Our nursing score considers numerous factors. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Care of Altavista Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 3.59% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 91.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of 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
In Autumn Care of Altavista, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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