Autumn Care of Shallotte is an average-sized nursing home located in Shallotte, North Carolina. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this is a middle of the pack facility. Based on our assessment, this place has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this facility's profile was its stellar inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Autumn Care of Shallotte
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's higher category scores was in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this area. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more important for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. In computing our long-term care scores, we assess the assistance with daily living received by the nursing home's residents. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.646645 percent of its patients. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility did not fare well. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this was this facility's weakest category. In calculating our nursing grades, we factor in both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Care of Shallotte Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 3.01% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 87.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Shallotte, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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