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 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. As you can find below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Autumn Care of Waynesville
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this very important area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite 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
Among its many impressive scores, this facility received first-rate long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a strong short-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Short-term care grades are critical for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The fourth category we scored is nursing, where this facility was given a B+. This rounded out a very impressive profile. Not many nursing homes received a B+ or better in in each area we assessed. Our nursing grade assesses several data points, but the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 2.92% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 88.16% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 11.94 Percentage 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. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Care of Waynesville, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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