Berry Hill Nursing Home is a facility in South Boston, Virginia, a city with a total of 13,934 people. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this is a very good nursing home. This nursing home truly has plenty of good features. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Berry Hill Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. We assessed the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses were with patients, in computing our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of B. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.431816 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Finally, we also found that this facility has received favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we gave it a B in this category. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Berry Hill Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 8.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 2.25% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients that have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 15.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 19.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 5.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 88.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 17.15% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 18.14% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 1.38 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 18.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 12.25 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berry Hill Nursing Home, 74.96% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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