Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove is an average-sized facility in Wilmington, North Carolina. With an overall score of B-, this looks like a middle of the road nursing home. As far as we can see, this nursing home should be a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's report card was its stellar short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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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
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled at short-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. This salvaged its profile. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing grade is primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility received its third highest category score in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this facility gave the vaccine to a relatively low 78.11159 percent of its patients. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last category we assessed is inspections. Unfortunately, we were surprised to find that this nursing home did not receive a favorable inspection grade. We gave it a grade of just just D in this area. Clearly, this score is not on par with some of this facility's other grades. Inspection grades relate to a nursing home's government inspection reports. Since this information is collected by independent inspectors, we weight it pretty heavily. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with a category J or K deficiency, which are among the worst categories of deficiencies. This generally means that CMS found a deficiency which puts patient safety or health in immediate jeopardy. Lastly, we also need to point out that this facility received significant government fines in recent years amounting to more than $100,000. This often suggests that a nursing home's bad track record spanned more than one year.
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% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 3.84% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 88.29% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Wilmington, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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