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Autumn Care of Drexel

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+
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307 Oakland Avenue,
Morganton NC 28655

(828) 433-6180

79.29% estimated occupancy 1

Autumn Care of Drexel is one of only two available facilities located in Morganton, North Carolina. Featuring an overall score of B+, this looks like a high quality nursing home. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its impressive long-term care score, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we wanted to emphasize its excellent long-term care rating. We gave them a grade of A- in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.22 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility also excelled in inspections. We gave it an A- for that area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also received a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is considered to be a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides a greater volume of physical therapist hours to its residents than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country with 51.4 percent of its residents able to return home. This is a higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The final category we looked at was nursing, where this nursing home received a B. This facility did not turn out to have any weak links. The nursing grade features many subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Autumn Care of Drexel Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 3.06% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 88.86% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 19.28% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 26.79% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 26.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 11.98 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Autumn Care of Drexel, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Carolinas Healthcare System-Blue RidgeAcute Care Hospitals 4.13 miles away2201 S Sterling St Morganton North Carolina 28655Proprietary(828) 580-5000
  • Caldwell Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.12 miles away321 Mulberry St Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 757-5100
  • Frye Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.73 miles away420 N Center St Hickory North Carolina 28601Proprietary(828) 322-6070
  • Catawba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.99 miles away810 Fairgrove Church Rd Hickory North Carolina 28602Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 326-3809

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bma of Burke County Inc6.26 miles away814 West Union St Morganton North Carolina 28655CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (828) 439-8489
  • Bma of Lenoir Inc11.1 miles away322 Mulberry Street Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (828) 754-5322
  • Davita Catawba County Dialysis16.52 miles away1900 3rd Avenue Lane Se Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 10 (828) 304-0102
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Hickory16.56 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Ste 1103 Hickory North Carolina 28602CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (828) 324-9580
  • Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.16.56 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Se Suite 2102 Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 5 (828) 304-0018
  • Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.19.99 miles away3802 Startown Rd Newton North Carolina 28658Dialysis Stations: 15 (828) 465-2006

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