Located in Salisbury, North Carolina, Autumn Care of Salisbury is one of four available facilities there. This nursing home is a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its stellar inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Autumn Care of Salisbury
- Nursing Home
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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to note that this facility was awarded positive short-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a B. This proved to be the facility's second strongest grade. Our short-term care grade is often used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores was in the category of long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.64789 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last area we rated is nursing, which proved to be this nursing home's worst area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. Of course, this grade pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This place averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Care of Salisbury Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents which had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who sustained UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 9.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 10.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 6.25% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 99.82% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 16.42% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 26.06% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 26.06% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 8.08% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Salisbury, 76.63% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Salisbury, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Salisbury, North Carolina has 3 other nursing homes
- Novant Health Rowan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.92 miles away612 Mocksville Ave Salisbury North Carolina 28144Voluntary non-profit - Private(704) 210-5000
- Lexington Memorial Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 13.3 miles away250 Hospital Drive PO Box 1817 Lexington North Carolina 27293Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 248-5161
- Davie Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.7 miles away223 Hospital Street Mocksville North Carolina 27028Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 751-8100
- Carolinas Healthcare System NortheastAcute Care Hospitals 18.29 miles away920 Church St N Concord North Carolina 28025Government - Hospital District or Authority(704) 783-3000
- Dialysis Care of Rowan County Inc3.34 miles away111 Dorsett Drive Salisbury North Carolina 28144CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (704) 637-2107
- Davita Spencer Dialysis3.52 miles away1287 N. Salisbury Avenue Spencer North Carolina 28159Dialysis Stations: 10 (704) 636-3545
- Lexington Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University13.47 miles away233 Anna Lewis Drive Lexington North Carolina 27292CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (336) 248-6808
- Dialysis of Kannapolis13.92 miles away1607 North Main Street Kannapolis North Carolina 28081CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (704) 933-0809
- Copperfield Dialysis16.08 miles away1030 Vinehaven Dr Ne Concord North Carolina 28025CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (704) 795-7552
- Davie Kidney Center of Wake Forest University19.62 miles away190 Interstate Drive Mocksville North Carolina 27028Dialysis Stations: 13 (336) 753-1210