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Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​'s website

1285 West a Street,
Kannapolis NC 28081

(704) 932-0000

79.59% estimated occupancy 1

Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​ is located in Kannapolis, North Carolina. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires favorable marks in most areas. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of being a strong facility overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in that category. Our inspection scores are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to this nursing home's list of accomplishments, it also was given a fine long-term care score. We gave them an impressive strong of A in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. There are many datapoints within this area. Most of the factors are tied to staffing levels. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home received a C. This actually ended up being this facility's weakest area. This is still not a terrible score. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​ Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This gauges the percent of long-term residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 3.01% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 87.89% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Big Elm Rehabilitation & Living Centers​, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Carolinas Healthcare System NortheastAcute Care Hospitals 5.7 miles away920 Church St N Concord North Carolina 28025Government - Hospital District or Authority(704) 783-3000
  • Lake Norman Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.55 miles away171 Fairview Road Mooresville North Carolina 28117Proprietary(704) 660-4000
  • Novant Health Rowan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.88 miles away612 Mocksville Ave Salisbury North Carolina 28144Voluntary non-profit - Private(704) 210-5000
  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.92 miles away10030 Gilead Road Huntersville North Carolina 28078Voluntary non-profit - Private(704) 316-4000
  • Atrium Health University CityAcute Care Hospitals 15.81 miles away8800 North Tyron Street Charlotte North Carolina 28262Government - Hospital District or Authority(704) 548-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dialysis of Kannapolis1.04 miles away1607 North Main Street Kannapolis North Carolina 28081CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (704) 933-0809
  • Copperfield Dialysis4.47 miles away1030 Vinehaven Dr Ne Concord North Carolina 28025CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (704) 795-7552
  • Harrisburg Dialysis Center10.27 miles away3310 Perry St Concord North Carolina 28027CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (704) 792-1144
  • Lake Norman Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University12.86 miles away164 Professional Park Drive Mooresville North Carolina 28117CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (704) 799-1860
  • Dialysis Care of Rowan County Inc14.42 miles away111 Dorsett Drive Salisbury North Carolina 28144CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (704) 637-2107
  • Independent Nephrology Services Huntersville15.08 miles away9920 Kincey Avenue Ste 140 Huntersville North Carolina 28078Dialysis Stations: 10 (704) 947-2341
  • Huntersville Dialysis15.34 miles away9622 Kincey Ave Huntersville North Carolina 28078Dialysis Stations: 14 (704) 912-3890
  • Dsi Glenwater Dialysis15.44 miles away9030 Glenwater Drive Charlotte North Carolina 28262CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 42 (704) 503-6900