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Autumn Care of Altavista

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Autumn Care of Altavista's website

1317 Lola Ave,
Altavista VA 24517

(434) 369-6651

85.58% estimated occupancy 1

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

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

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

Grade: B-plus

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 98.76923 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B. It outpaced most facilities in this area. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Moving on to our last area, this facility was given a respectable nursing score of C. In computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the amount of time nurses are seeing patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Autumn Care of Altavista Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 3.63% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 91.12% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 16.48% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 21.22% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 11.62 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Autumn Care of Altavista, 75.54% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bedford Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.97 miles away1613 Oakwood Street Bedford Virginia 24523Voluntary non-profit - Private(434) 200-6366

Nearby Dialysis

  • Uva Altavista Dialysis0.93 miles away701 5th Street Ste 102 Altavista Virginia 24517CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (434) 309-1128