Autumn Care of Waynesville is one of just three facilities in Waynesville, North Carolina. This facility was given an A- overall, which is an elite rating. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. As you can see below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Autumn Care of Waynesville
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
360 Old Balsam Road,
Waynesville NC 28786
80.22% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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
We also wanted to point out that this facility has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this nursing home received a high-end score of A- in our long-term care category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. There are a variety of datapoints within this area. Most of these factors are tied to staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was short-term care. In this area, we gave this facility a strong grade of B. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Care of Waynesville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 3.01% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 87.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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