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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

200 Whitman Avenue, Crystal Springs,
Elkins WV 26241

(304) 636-2033

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs is a facility in Elkins, West Virginia. This city has a total of 14,591 people. This facility was given an A- overall, which is very good score. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. We also gave this facility phenomenal grades in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of faring well overall, this facility received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we have information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home an B+ for nursing. When calculating our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning residents more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The third category we looked at is long-term care. This facility received an above average long-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in the category. For patients looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 88.13559 percent of its residents. This is somewhat below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final category we assessed, this facility was given a very favorable grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a first-rate report card. In determining these short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 8.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 3.85% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 16.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 4.5% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 92.52% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 25.29% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: B-plus

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, 25.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.