With an address in Saluda, North Carolina, Autumn Care of Saluda is the lone nursing home located in the city. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. As far as we can see, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this facility. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 99 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

While we were not high on this nursing home's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This nursing home's second best area was short-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is essentially a slightly below average grade in this category. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is generally a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it performed better than most nursing homes in this area with 49.5 percent of its residents returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home provided just 3.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is an alarmingly low total. To go along with its below average totals in the area of nursing hours per resident, this facility had bad scores in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing grades. We looked at the percentage of residents having falls leading to major injury. This nursing home was at more than 150 percent of the national average in this statistic.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The last area we scored was long-term care, in which this facility received an abysmal score here as well. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is definitely a major concern. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.2278 percent of its patients, which is higher than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.34 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Autumn Care of Saluda Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Provider
B
7.04%
State
B-
9.19%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Provider
D
6.56%
State
B
3.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
C
19.56%
State
B+
11.38%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
D
29.17%
State
B-
23.41%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
C
5.49%
State
A-
1.77%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A-
99.61%
State
B-
90.65%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B+
12%
State
B-
18.46%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.

Provider
B
16.07%
State
A-
22.34%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
A
1.34
State
B
1.58
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
16.07
State
C
22.34
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
10.16
State
B
10.89
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
B-
65.88%
State
B-
65.7%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

St Lukes Hospital 7.49 mi
101 Hospital Drive Columbus North Carolina 28722
(828) 894-3311
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Margaret R Pardee Memorial Hospital 8.56 mi
800 N Justice St Hendersonville North Carolina 28791
(828) 696-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Park Ridge Health 12.81 mi
100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville North Carolina 28792
(828) 684-8501
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Hendersonville Dialysis Center 8.06 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1250 7th Ave East Hendersonville North Carolina 28792
(828) 697-1602
Dialysis Clinic Inc Landrum 10.61 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
110 Asbury Drive Landrum South Carolina 29356
(864) 457-2435