Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove is an average-sized facility in Wilmington, North Carolina. Our scoring system was not favorable to this facility, as we gave it an overall rating of F. This nursing home is really as bad as it gets. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Our inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. On top of having severe deficiencies, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B-. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses were with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This place averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is a very low figure. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to find that this facility received a solid short-term care rating this year. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. In determining these short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is an abysmal grade. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated only 68.37945 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who have experienced falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 2.92% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 88.16% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Wilmington, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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