Berkeley Springs Center is a senior living facility in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The city has a total of 12,633 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some solid marks. This nursing home has a few things going for it. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Berkeley Springs Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
456 Autumn Acres Road,
Berkeley Springs WV 25411
72.5% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall score, we gave this nursing home an A- for its inspection grade. This is far better than its overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our better grades. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.68355 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility also earned a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of F in this area. Our nursing rating focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is slightly below average. To go along with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per resident, this place also didn't fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This facility had more pressure ulcers and falls than the average facility.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area was short-term care, which is the final area we looked at. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this category. In spite of some decent grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless alarming so we felt obligated to make a note of it. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to create a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. As you might expect, we discovered that this place offers far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 47.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Berkeley Springs Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Berkeley Springs Center, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berkeley Springs Center, 4.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berkeley Springs Center, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berkeley Springs Center, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berkeley Springs Center, 24.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berkeley Springs Center, 3.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berkeley Springs Center, 93.84% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berkeley Springs Center, 16.89% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berkeley Springs Center, 25.82% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Berkeley Springs Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berkeley Springs Center, 25.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berkeley Springs Center, 12.15 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berkeley Springs Center, 72.36% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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