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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second best category turned out to be its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care, which proved to be a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in long-term care. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinates 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the 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, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Madison, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that had a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Madison, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients that had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Madison, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Madison, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Madison, 3.59% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Madison, 91.36% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Madison, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Madison, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Autumn Care of Madison, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Madison, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Madison, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Madison, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.