Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center is a nursing home in Black Mountain, North Carolina, a city with a population of 13,209 people. This turns out to be an A+ facility. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system takes first-rate scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
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Best Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Black Mountain, North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for inspections. Inspection ratings are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing scores are largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, we gave this facility a score of A for our long-term care rating. This is a superb score. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this facility was awarded an impressive grade grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a straight A report card. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is more often than not a solid measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term patients who have suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 3.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 88.29% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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