Autumn Care of Marion is located in Marion, North Carolina, a city with a population of 30,600 people. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Autumn Care of Marion
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1264 Airport Road,
Marion NC 28752
85.27% estimated occupancy 1
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.6875 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It outpaced most facilities in this area. Short-term care grades are generally employed to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Moving on to our last category, this facility was awarded a decent nursing score. Although this was not as elite as some of its other grades, this is truly not a terrible score. In computing a facility's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, nursing grades also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Care of Marion Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Care of Marion, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Marion, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Marion, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Marion, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Marion, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Marion, 3.84% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Marion, 88.29% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Marion, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Marion, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Autumn Care of Marion, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Marion, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Marion, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Marion, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
- Mission Hospital McdowellAcute Care Hospitals 2.6 miles away430 Rankin Drive P O Box 730 Marion North Carolina 28752Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 659-5000
- Blue Ridge Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.59 miles away125 Hospital Dr Spruce Pine North Carolina 28777Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 765-4201
- Mcdowell County Dialysis2.55 miles away100 Spaulding Road # 2 Marion North Carolina 28752Dialysis Stations: 13 (828) 659-9790
- Mayland Dialysis Center14.47 miles away575 Altapass Hwy Spruce Pine North Carolina 28777Dialysis Stations: 9 (828) 766-8122
- Bma of Burke County Inc17.7 miles away814 West Union St Morganton North Carolina 28655CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (828) 439-8489