Autumn Care of Madison is an average-sized nursing home located in Madison, Virginia. This proved to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. This facility did not fare well in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories is available below.
Autumn Care of Madison
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
This facility's second best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. The nursing grade includes a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving patients more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a B- in this area. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was long-term care, which turned out to be a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a D in long-term care. For residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.28571 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Care of Madison Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Care of Madison, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Madison, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Madison, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Madison, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Madison, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Madison, 3.63% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Madison, 91.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Madison, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Madison, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Autumn Care of Madison, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Madison, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Madison, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.